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View Poll Results: Which offers better city living?
Buckhead 79 34.35%
Hoboken 151 65.65%
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Old 07-21-2010, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Santa Monica
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You mean like the "Towns" of Houston, Atlanta, and Dallas?

What you said was preposterous.
Come on now, mate. Why push this button when you can let it alone?

To this travelled Englishman those three locales feel more like "office parks" than actual cities because you can't walk easily from one building to the other without crossing parking lots and garages.
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Old 07-21-2010, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Density is not a "fetish". How preposterous! Density is what separates a city from a town. More than skyrises, density is the defining characteristic of a city.
You clearly haven't been around long enough to realize that density is most certainly a fetish here on C-D.

Some of these people would move to Baghdad if told it were dense.

Actually, it's BEYOND a fetish here.
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Old 07-21-2010, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Come on now, mate. Why push this button when you can let it alone?

To this travelled Englishman those three locales feel more like "office parks" than actual cities because you can't walk easily from one building to the other without crossing parking lots and garages.
Why do you find the need to lie to make your point?

Well traveled? Hardly.
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Old 07-21-2010, 10:49 AM
 
Location: The City
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You clearly haven't been around long enough to realize that density is most certainly a fetish here on C-D.

Some of these people would move to Baghdad if told it were dense.

Actually, it's BEYOND a fetish here.

Sometimes I print out the word density and rub it on my feet
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Old 07-21-2010, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Santa Monica
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You clearly haven't been around long enough to realize that density is most certainly a fetish here on C-D.

Some of these people would move to Baghdad if told it were dense.

Actually, it's BEYOND a fetish here.
This definitely is making me chuckle.

Perhaps you and I can create a new porn site with dense clusters of thick phallic shaped gleaming white skycrapers breaking through smoky clouds?
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Old 07-21-2010, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Santa Monica
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Why do you find the need to lie to make your point?

Well traveled? Hardly.
Easy mate. How are we going to be future partners in our density fetish website if we can't agree?

I am not lying. But I have been to Atlanta and Houston and they weren't as conducive to exploration as some other cities (New York, Washington, Vancouver, London).
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Old 07-21-2010, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Come on now, mate. Why push this button when you can let it alone?

To this travelled Englishman those three locales feel more like "office parks" than actual cities because you can't walk easily from one building to the other without crossing parking lots and garages.
You're the person that called my statement "preposterous." Now Im the bad guy for saying something....LoL
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Old 07-21-2010, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Easy mate. How are we going to be future partners in our density fetish website if we can't agree?

I am not lying. But I have been to Atlanta and Houston and they weren't as conducive to exploration as some other cities (New York, Washington, Vancouver, London).
Well, duh!!!!!

Different development times, different development patterns.

How brilliant to compare London to Atlanta and Houston.

Sorry you got lost in the vast parking garages of the two.
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Old 07-21-2010, 10:57 AM
 
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Access to Ammenities: Even
Transportation: Even
Living (city life): Probably Hoboken, as it is denser.
Walkability: Probably Hoboken, as Buckhead is far too large to really be compared to Hoboken. Now if we're talking about the Lenox/Peachtree Road financial/condo district, then it'd probably be comparable.
Job Access: Probably Buckhead, given that Buckhead is one of the financial sectors of Atlanta, and given that the Atlanta market has longly been touted as being a better job market than New York City.

That said, let's be real. Buckhead is in an entirely different league than Hoboken. Hoboken, by itself, is a small geographic area. Buckhead takes up one-third of the area of the city proper of Atlanta. Buckhead has miles upon miles of leafy neighborhoods filled with huge mansions, while Hoboken has none of that. Buckhead has tall condo and office buildings that form a skyline that most cities can't rival, while Hoboken has only smaller higher rises. Buckhead once had a more established entertainment district, but it was downsized, as that is what thugs from other parts of Atlanta caused. Even then, it's still fairly large, and most likely still larger than anything Hoboken offers.

You want density, Buckhead has it, in certain areas: Financial District & Entertainment/Original Buckhead Village district.

You want large lots on leafy estates, Buckhead has that too. The only downside to Buckhead is the fact that it doesn't have much in the way of affordable single family housing.
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Old 07-21-2010, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Santa Monica
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Well, duh!!!!!

Different development times, different development patterns.

How brilliant to compare London to Atlanta and Houston.

Sorry you got lost in the vast parking garages of the two.
Fair enough, maybe not London, but what about comparing Atlanta and Houston to Vancouver?

Vancouver I believe was founded less than 150 years ago. It's population is definitely under a million. Yet is vastly dense, walkable, and filled with very lush parks. According to Wikipedia it's the 3rd largest film production centre in North America after New York and Los Angeles.

Have you been to Vancouver? You must go if you haven't. It's fantastic and one of my favorite cities in the world. I highly recommend it to anyone on City-Data to see how well planned out it is.

Vancouver - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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