What do you call a town on top of a hill and/or surrounded by hills, is it hilly town? Could it be ridgy town or mountain town? I mean a cold town on top of a hill. Thanks in advance.

  • What do you mean by a "cold" town? Do you mean that since the town is high in the mountains, it has a cold climate?
    – Ben Kovitz
    May 24, 2017 at 1:05
  • Yes, a cold climate especially at night.
    – Judy
    May 24, 2017 at 1:24
  • A chilly hilltop town.
    – user3169
    May 24, 2017 at 1:26
  • @user3169 Post that as an answer!
    – Ben Kovitz
    May 24, 2017 at 1:33

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I would call such a place:

A chilly hilltop town

I doubt many people would use "hilly town", rather a town with hilly terrain. The hilly part refers to the land the town is on, not the town itself.

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