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Old 02-25-2011, 06:52 AM
 
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what neighborhoods are those??
fairmont, evesham park, woodberry, and several others. there are parts of these neighborhoods that are much more suburban than any portion of st. louis city. and they're all in baltimore city.
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Old 02-25-2011, 06:58 AM
 
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Semi rural in Baltimore city?..that's definitely a stretch
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:01 AM
 
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Redd,

That's what I'm taking about! There are no rural areas in Bmore. Maybe they are mistaking it for the county. IDK? If you drop me in the middle of St. Louis, Chicago, Minneapolis, etc... I would automatically know I'm not on the east coast. It just doesn't have that vibe or appeal or pace. You can't trick me!
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:16 AM
 
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i edited the post because i realize that calling anything in baltimore city "semi-rural" is a stretch. i was making the point that several neighborhoods there don't abound with those dense east coast style rowhouses that baltimore is known for. there are many bucolic areas of the city with large lots of single family homes. that's the point i was making. and i get your point about st. louis, chicago and other places not feeling like the east coast, and i agree. i was speaking strictly in terms of built environment, not social or cultural atmosphere. st. louis has a number of urban neighborhoods that could be easily mistaken for an east coast city when looking only at physical appearance. i don't know why that's such a hard concept to grasp.
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:29 AM
 
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OK! Here is why I can't grasp your concept. I have been to Chicago 100's of times and I see the urban canyons and skyscrapers but it still doesn't feel anything like the east coast even though its urban as ever. The atmosphere, people, look, vibe and feel are midwestern. Same with St. Louis. I know there are very urban neighborhoods in St. Louis that have row houses but for some reason, my spidey senses goes off and tells me that this is not the east coast.
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:00 AM
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St Louis resembles Bmore???? Thats like telling a Lion that the forest resembles the Jungle their may be some similarities but nothing serious. The best way to tell if two cities actually resemble or function anything alike is when someone from one of the two cities go or visits the other and feels right at home. I dont think I've ever heard someone from Baltimore say that St. Louis reminds them of home.
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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OK! Here is why I can't grasp your concept. I have been to Chicago 100's of times and I see the urban canyons and skyscrapers but it still doesn't feel anything like the east coast even though its urban as ever. The atmosphere, people, look, vibe and feel are midwestern. Same with St. Louis. I know there are very urban neighborhoods in St. Louis that have row houses but for some reason, my spidey senses goes off and tells me that this is not the east coast.
Well Chicago is a much newer city than either St Louis or Baltimore. Chicago feels more like Cleveland than St Louis. St Louis and Chicago, physically, have very little in common.
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:14 AM
 
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St Louis resembles Bmore???? Thats like telling a Lion that the forest resembles the Jungle their may be some similarities but nothing serious. The best way to tell if two cities actually resemble or function anything alike is when someone from one of the two cities go or visits the other and feels right at home. I dont think I've ever heard someone from Baltimore say that St. Louis reminds them of home.
i'm sure there are people who would disagree with you on that. i've said it before and i'll say it again: i am from philadelphia and i now live in st. louis, and many things about st. louis remind me of home.
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Old 02-25-2011, 12:26 PM
 
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As part of your plan, OP, are you suggesting that Baltimore demolish its northern half to become more like St. Louis?
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Old 02-25-2011, 02:20 PM
 
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fairmont, evesham park, woodberry, and several others. none of these neighborhoods are characterized by baltimore's vernacular rowhomes. actually, they are much more suburban (in some parts semi-rural) than any portion of st. louis city. and they're all in baltimore city.
So by "midwestern", you mean older suburban? Because that is what all of Fairmont and parts of evesham park look like.

Woodberry on the other hand is characterized by its rowhouses

Baltimore Metro, 3603 Keystone Avenue, baltimore, MD - Google Maps

And most of evesham park (which is technically Chinqueapin Park-Belvedere), looks like this

857 Evesham Avenue, Baltimore, MD - Google Maps

Fairmont is suburban (which according to you, slengel, equates to midwestern). Its very pretty

Fairmont, - Google Maps
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