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Old 05-01-2014, 09:28 AM
 
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Excluding the big 4, Miami, ATL, Houston, and Dallas...which southern metros most have that living urban core feeling to them? For the sake of this thread i'll say metros of 500k+ or so.

Was surprised to see a study that showed that Columbia is one of the cities in the US in which most people walk to work, wasn't expecting that one! I often read about Greenville's core, but not Columbias!
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Old 05-01-2014, 09:43 AM
 
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Excluding the big 4, Miami, ATL, Houston, and Dallas...which southern metros most have that living urban core feeling to them? For the sake of this thread i'll say metros of 500k+ or so.

Was surprised to see a study that showed that Columbia is one of the cities in the US in which most people walk to work, wasn't expecting that one! I often read about Greenville's core, but not Columbias!
Columbia is more centralized than Greenville so that makes since. But Greenville's core, while smaller, has more synergy and after-hours pedestrian activity at the moment.

But NOLA tops this particular list pretty handily. Of course Charleston is up there as well.
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Old 05-01-2014, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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Richmond.....Norfolk...

I agree with Cola. Charlotte should be here too, because it ain't altogether that much different from Atlanta, just a lower - scaled version...
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Old 05-01-2014, 10:03 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned New Orleans yet.
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Old 05-01-2014, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Maryland, The Original Catholic colony.
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New Orleans
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Old 05-01-2014, 10:16 AM
 
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I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned New Orleans yet.
Read the second post again.
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Old 05-01-2014, 10:18 AM
 
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NOLA does seem like the obvious answer now that I think about it...probably largely due to its former top tier status! So Maybe besides NOLA then?
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Old 05-01-2014, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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NOLA! For sure! Savannah, Georgia as well if you consider it large enough.
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Old 05-01-2014, 10:54 AM
 
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NOLA! For sure! Savannah, Georgia as well if you consider it large enough.
It just misses the threshold as its metro isn't 500K+ but I don't think that means much in real life. It has a core more impressive than that of other cities with larger metros. Same goes for Asheville.

I mentioned Charleston earlier; I think it's the clear second choice after NOLA.

A couple of others worth mentioning are Richmond, Louisville, Nashville, Austin, Memphis, etc.
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Old 05-01-2014, 11:05 AM
 
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Yea the 500k+ number in my part is pretty arbitrary, so Savannah and Asheville definitely make sense!
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