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Old 08-13-2013, 03:10 PM
 
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Peachtree st in Atlanta
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Old 08-13-2013, 04:25 PM
 
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Peachtree st in Atlanta
Which turns into Peachtree Road, which turns into Peachtree Dunwoody Road, which turns into Peachtree...
(but technically all one street)
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Old 08-13-2013, 04:30 PM
 
Location: The City
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Broad street is 10 miles - but store fronts in 4 story rowhomes may be excluded based on MD, though Broad is almost exclusively commercial the whole length

Frankford or Market street would also be really long commercial streets, maybe even longer than Broad if you extend Market out into Upper Darby etc. (Interestingly all three of these have subways or Elevated lines running along them)

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Old 08-13-2013, 04:33 PM
 
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Outside of New York City, Michigan Avenue (The Magnificent Mile) in Chicago would be next in line.

It depends on how you define "urban" though.
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Old 08-13-2013, 04:36 PM
 
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Outside of New York City, Michigan Avenue (The Magnificent Mile) in Chicago would be next in line.

It depends on how you define "urban" though.
Actually I think Clark in Chicago.
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Old 08-13-2013, 04:44 PM
 
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Same thing with Houston.
Westheimer rd is about 30 miles, but that includes gas stations, strip malls and lots like you mentioned

Same thing in Phoenix .... there are a lot of long, developed roads on the grid - a few even go 40 miles

Probably the best bet would be the 3.5 miles on Central Avenue from Lincoln in south Phoenix up to Indian School Road
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Old 08-13-2013, 05:24 PM
 
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What cities have the longest built up avenues or streets in the country? Please include the name and how many miles they run without major interruption of development.

Permissible Structures:

-Skyscrapers
-High-rise’s
-Mid-rise's
-Urban Store fronts (front the street with sidewalks)
-Minimal Row Houses/Victorian Detached Town Houses


D.C.'s longest would be Georgia Ave./7th Street at 8.5 miles from downtown Silver Spring to the Wharf.

What would your cities longest be?

Wouldn't GA Ave have some significant frontage not meeting these criteria? Am just curious what you mean

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Georg...19.52,,0,-4.53

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Georg...,10.27,,0,1.41

Am curious because there is many many more in this vein


So is this not qualifying for say a Broad St

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Broad...359.3,,0,-2.72

or this

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Broad...16.39,,0,-2.11


Or this for Frankford

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Frank...=12,25.74,,0,0


Or this for Market (well this is outside of Philly technically)

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Marke...2,90.7,,0,2.82
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Old 08-13-2013, 05:40 PM
 
Location: New Mexico --> Vermont in 2019
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Colfax Ave in Denver, 26 miles starting in Lakewood to the west and all the way to Aurora to the east and pretty much spans one end of the metro to the other. In between it traverses the most urban areas of Denver passing right through downtown and Capital Hill. In the burbs it's pretty divey, especially East Colfax where it gets a bit raunchy, though through Capital Hill it's got some good urban grit.

Colfax Avenue - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Old 08-13-2013, 06:02 PM
 
Location: New Mexico --> Vermont in 2019
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Boston has Commonwealth Ave starting at Boston Common in the Back Bay and going west with a good mile of prestigious late 19th century urban brownstone townhomes and a nice park blocks mall in the median. The thick urban density continues through Kenmore Square, the BU campus, and Allston, and then starts to thin out into suburbs in Brighton and on into Newton. The whole 10 mile length of Commonwealth Ave is high rent and prestigious real estate and quite desirable both urban and suburban.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonw...Avenue_(Boston)
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Considering the streets people are posting on here - Wilshire is more like 15 miles, with one significant break between Westwood and Beverly Hills. Hollywood Blvd would be 3.5 miles.
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