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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 04-24-2014, 10:31 PM
 
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I'm not sure why it should matter if the city lies along a river and also an ocean/great lake. If a city has a nice riverfront, it has a nice riverfront. NYC has multiple bodies of water it borders: Hudson River, East River, Atlantic Ocean, Long Island Sound, New York Bay - some of these overlapping, but it's an island city. Manhattan is Hudson River dominated while Queens has the Atlantic Coastline. The fact that it borders these other waterways shouldn't discount its use of the Hudson or East River waterfronts, nor does it take from the importance of its rivers, for example. Just my two cents.
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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I just wouldn't call said places "River Cities", which is the title of this thread. If the title is changed to "Cities Along Rivers" then I have no problem with NYC, Chicago, Philly, etc. being considered.
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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where is Chicago? come on now... would have voted for it because of the beautiful skyscrapers surrounding it, the laws for easy access to the water, and the cleanliness of the river (in that section ). you can also go on boat tours in the summer, experience the dying of the river, and the restaurants and cafes along it.
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Old 04-25-2014, 08:18 AM
 
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where is Chicago? come on now... would have voted for it because of the beautiful skyscrapers surrounding it, the laws for easy access to the water, and the cleanliness of the river (in that section ). you can also go on boat tours in the summer, experience the dying of the river, and the restaurants and cafes along it.
I'm excited for the 6 block extension of the riverwalk through the heart of the downtown area. Already well underway.

City Sheds More Light on Planned Riverwalk Extension - Development Update - Curbed Chicago

My building is right at the bend of the river where the riverwalk will end and Lake Street. I have a birdseye view of the three huge developments going up right at the confluence of the north and south branches of the river downtown.

The $1 billion dollar wolf point complex is well underway, on a parcel of prime land that should have been built on YEARS ago:

Latest Wolf Point Renderings Splash Onto The Scene - Rendering Reveal - Curbed Chicago

The new 52 story Riverpoint office tower and riverwalk/plaza/park is well underway. They have the commuter rail tracks all capped and are now going to start on the tower. This is directly across from Wolf Point

River Point | Chicago's New Riverfront Landmark

My company is actually involved in the 53 story office tower and riverfront park/plaza going in directly to the north of Riverpoint, also above the commuter rail tracks. They're landing tenants now and are suppose to make press releases very soon:

150 North Riverside Drawings Emerge Ahead of Public Meeting - Rendering Reveal - Curbed Chicago

That's a lot to happen in one corner, with the riverwalk extension on the other bank of the river from these three developments.

They also finally topped off the failed Waterview condo tower that was stalled because of the recession. It's now 111 W. Wacker. It only made it to 630' and 60 stories, but better than nothing!

Waterview Tower : Curbed Chicago
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Old 04-25-2014, 05:22 PM
 
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I just wouldn't call said places "River Cities", which is the title of this thread. If the title is changed to "Cities Along Rivers" then I have no problem with NYC, Chicago, Philly, etc. being considered.
Well, the title of the thread is "Nicest riverfronts in the US", not "River cities".
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Old 04-26-2014, 08:03 AM
 
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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
The San Antonio River-The Riverwalk portion is about 15 miles long and best described as a series of urban canals. It is a urban waterway and I don't think the Riverwalk concept would work as well on a larger body of water like the Rivers you are comparing it too. The narrow canals give it that urban vibrancy yet intimate feeling. The lagoon at Rivercenter mall is man made(Artificial) but a majority of the Riverwalk is a natural living waterway with its own ecosystem. It is wider and deeper in certain areas.

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The Pearl portion of the Rivverwalk.
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