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View Poll Results: Nicest Riverfront
Boston, MA 9 7.09%
Cincinnati, OH 6 4.72%
Jacksonville, FL 4 3.15%
Kansas City, MO 1 0.79%
Louisville, KY 1 0.79%
Memphis, TN 12 9.45%
Minneapolis, MN 9 7.09%
New Orleans, LA 2 1.57%
Minneapolis, MN 0 0%
New York City, NY 7 5.51%
Omaha, NE 5 3.94%
Philadelphia, PA 5 3.94%
Pittsburgh, PA 18 14.17%
Portland, OR 8 6.30%
Sacramento, CA 1 0.79%
Saint Louis, MO 5 3.94%
Washington, DC 6 4.72%
Other 28 22.05%
Voters: 127. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-18-2014, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Hawaii, if you consider the ocean a riverfront
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Old 04-18-2014, 08:13 AM
 
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San Antonio, Texas

Why is it not included on the list?, the best by far.
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Old 04-18-2014, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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San Antonio, Texas

Why is it not included on the list?, the best by far.
Fine, I'm sorry for not including San Antonio, but I had no idea people actually took their "riverfront" seriously. It looks like an artificial creek at a shopping mall. Can you even fit a boat in San Antonio's river?

http://goo.gl/maps/wCHHI

Tempe, Arizona even has a better riverfront.

http://goo.gl/maps/03JP7
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Old 04-19-2014, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Boston
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Really surprised not to see San Antonio on the poll. It's easily one of the best (if not THE best). Chicago is one of my favorites too.

The Charles in Boston isn't a "lake." The Basin between Back Bay and Cambridge is the product of a dam, but the Charles is actually a river that extends quite a ways from the center of the city in normal river form. It's not massive by any stretch, but it's a river.

I've only glanced through this thread, but I saw no mention of Providence, RI's riverfront. One of my favorites, and the Waterfires are one of the best events in New England.

Providence:

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Old 04-19-2014, 09:42 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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The River Walk, San Antonio, Texas...
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:48 PM
 
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I like Greenville SCS and Frederick MD riverfront. Frederick is more of a creek though. Augusta GA is solid, lot of people out there at times.

Here is a pic of Frederick:

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Old 04-22-2014, 10:02 PM
 
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Fine, I'm sorry for not including San Antonio, but I had no idea people actually took their "riverfront" seriously. It looks like an artificial creek at a shopping mall. Can you even fit a boat in San Antonio's river?

http://goo.gl/maps/wCHHI

Tempe, Arizona even has a better riverfront.

http://goo.gl/maps/03JP7

Many people have criticized the SA River Walk for being a creek not a river. It does look like a creek or canal, the river bend section is a loop through downtown the most famous section. The main part of the river lies west of there and still isn’t large. There are gates that can close off the river bend section to prevent flooding. There is also a huge tunnel 150 feet under ground north of downtown that carries flood waters beneath downtown and empties south of downtown. When completed there will be 15 miles of continuous pedestrian paths running through the center of the city. The SA River is 240 miles long and empties into the Gulf of Mexico. When I think of river front cities I too think of St. Louis, Cincinnati and Pittsburg the Mississippi, Ohio and Allegheny those are well known large rivers. But SA has done a great job with what they have, The River Walk is unique.
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Old 04-23-2014, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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Many people have criticized the SA River Walk for being a creek not a river. It does look like a creek or canal, the river bend section is a loop through downtown the most famous section. The main part of the river lies west of there and still isnít large. There are gates that can close off the river bend section to prevent flooding. There is also a huge tunnel 150 feet under ground north of downtown that carries flood waters beneath downtown and empties south of downtown. When completed there will be 15 miles of continuous pedestrian paths running through the center of the city. The SA River is 240 miles long and empties into the Gulf of Mexico. When I think of river front cities I too think of St. Louis, Cincinnati and Pittsburg the Mississippi, Ohio and Allegheny those are well known large rivers. But SA has done a great job with what they have, The River Walk is unique.
That's a fair assessment of the River Walk.
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Old 04-24-2014, 02:41 PM
 
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That's a fair assessment of the River Walk.
Cities like Baltimore, St Louis and Cincinnati etc, flourished in part through commerce taking place on these rivers/harbors. The SA River was used for irrigation by Spain missionaries who built the missions near the river between 1731 and 1768. I have been to Baltimoreís Inner Harbor, ate crab cakes there for the first time and saw the National Aquarium. Visited the Mount Vernon neighborhood and the Washington Monument, I enjoyed my time in Baltimore.
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Old 04-24-2014, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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While not enough to make it win this thread, St. Louis' riverfront is most certainly about to get a boost due to the CityArchRiver project. Its goal is to make downtown St. Louis, the Arch grounds, and the riverfront one seamless entity, unlike its current setup.

See the project here:

St. Louis Gateway Arch Grounds Project | CityArchRiver 2015

The city of East St. Louis is still going to be on the other side of the river though
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