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Old 03-26-2012, 10:06 PM
 
Location: The Bay and Maryland
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Default Noisiest and Quietest big cities

What big cities do you think are very noisy, loud and busy with interesting sounds? Obviously NYC comes to mind here. But where else? What big cities are surprisingly quiet from your experience?
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:43 AM
 
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Philadelphia is pretty quiet after around 9PM. I've visited around 5 years ago, and was surprised how much the city becomes a ghost town after peak hours. Where I stayed is not to far from Center City either.

This is just from my experience though.

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Old 03-27-2012, 01:21 AM
 
Location: Baltimore Suburbs
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Baltimore gets pretty quiet at night.
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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New York and Chicago I would imagine are definitely among the noisiest.
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Pretty noisy in LA with all the helicopters. I can hear one right now in fact.
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:17 PM
 
Location: the dairyland
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Chicago appeared to be pretty quiet at night, at least in the downtown area.
Milwaukee is pretty quiet as well.
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Old 03-27-2012, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Philadelphia is pretty quiet after around 9PM. I've visited around 5 years ago, and was surprised how much the city becomes a ghost town after peak hours. Where I stayed is not to far from Center City either.

This is just from my experience though.
LOL... yes certain areas of Philadelphia do get quiet but Center City is not one of those areas.

Center City (especially Old City, Rittenhouse Square, Washington Square West, Society Hill and South Street), University City, Passyunk Ave., Northern Liberties, Fairmount/Art Museum District, Temple University Area (Templetown), Some parts of the Northeast especially along Roosevelt Blvd, Manayunk and the part of Germantown ave. that runs through Chestnut Hill are all very active and bustling with night life.

There are some quaint residential neighborhoods in the city though that are quiet pretty much all day.
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:37 PM
 
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Absolutely Denver. It is laid-back enough to be quiet during the day, and everything goes to sleep at about 8:00 or 9:00. That gives it a sort of small-town feel, even in the middle of a huge metropolitan area.
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:49 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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Chicago appeared to be pretty quiet at night, at least in the downtown area.
Milwaukee is pretty quiet as well.
Have you not been to River North at night during the summer time?

24 hour nightmare!
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:47 PM
 
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Absolutely Denver. It is laid-back enough to be quiet during the day, and everything goes to sleep at about 8:00 or 9:00. That gives it a sort of small-town feel, even in the middle of a huge metropolitan area.
Denver is anything but "small town" feeling. How misleading can you be?

Denver's CBD gets quiet at night as well as the CBD's of Chicago and many other large cities; however, LoDo (Denver's lower downtown district) is FAR from quiet at night.

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