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View Poll Results: More urban shopping district?
Beverly Hills (Golden Triangle) 84 78.50%
Atlanta (Buckhead) 23 21.50%
Voters: 107. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-12-2014, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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https://www.google.com/maps/@34.0649...T-iYPVWHwQ!2e0

I lived in LA. I'm not delusonal like some of you are. Outside of the little BH triangle, it's just single family homes. That's not a consistent dense urban environment that you would see in NYC, Chicago, or SF. I certainly don't feel like I'm in the big city on that google maps link.
There are apartments in that street view you posted. There are a lot of densely packed SFHs and duplexes around downtown Beverly Hills, that is true. But depending on what direction you head in, you can also run into some very consistently dense areas. I'm thinking the areas to the east in Weho (doubt that is true of Buckhead).

BH certainly is not as urban as 5th, Mag Mile, Union Square but it is also a different animal than Buckhead which to me looks like it's in the same league as Century City as far as level of urban-ness.
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Old 05-12-2014, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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When did BH suddenly become 5th avenue, Michigan Ave, or Union Square? People on these forums...over exaggerate everything...BH suffers the same problem as Buckhead: None of them are in or near the core of the city so it isn't in a consistent urban area.

Anyways, Buckhead is trying to become more urban and walkable:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/26097590@N07/13075966084

https://www.flickr.com/photos/danellesheree/12623799515
Huh? BH is basically close to Westwood, Culver City, Hollywood, West Hollywood, the Wilshire Corridor, the Beverly Grove/Fairfax District, Bel-Air, Brentwood, Century City, and Santa Monica. It's situated in the center of some of the LA area's busiest job sectors and major tourist/local hotspot nodes on the Westside. Beverly Hills certainly is far from being removed from all the action.
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Old 05-12-2014, 10:32 PM
 
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Yet people are denying that when Buckhead Atlanta comes, it won't be urban when renderings or constructions pics clearly disprove that.
There is no single development on earth that would make Buckhead as urban as Beverly Hills. They could build a 200-floor building with no parking, and Buckhead, overall, would still mostly be wooded lots and semi-rural feel.

But the development you're referring to is a strip mall. And it doesn't even exist.
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Old 05-12-2014, 10:33 PM
 
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I just don't like when people think shopping in Beverely Hills is like shopping on Champs-Élysées in Paris or something.
You're right, Beverly Hills is nothing close to Paris. But that doesn't mean it's remotely similar to woodsy Buckhead in terms of urbanity.
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Old 05-12-2014, 10:35 PM
 
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Someone mentioned there are no enclosed malls in BH. Is the Beverly Center considered LA or Beverly Hills?
No one ever mentioned that, and Beverly Center is not even in Beverly Hills.

Beverly Center, BTW, is nothing remotely similar to any retail in Buckhead. It's a vertical mall with paid parking.
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Old 05-12-2014, 10:37 PM
 
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You're a troll honestly. I've seen your childish arguments in the SF/Chicago thread too.
Translation- you have no argument.
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Old 05-12-2014, 10:40 PM
 
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Translation- you have no argument.
Translation: Whatever argument I give, you just reply with little to no substance so there's no point in continuing with someone who trolls. You're the person who creates new accounts every 2 months due to public shame or bans. Dispo4 much? You sound like an L.A. booster.
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Old 05-12-2014, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Huh? BH is basically close to Westwood, Culver City, Hollywood, West Hollywood, the Wilshire Corridor, the Beverly Grove/Fairfax District, Bel-Air, Brentwood, Century City, and Santa Monica. It's situated in the center of some of the LA area's busiest job sectors and major tourist/local hotspot nodes on the Westside. Beverly Hills certainly is far from being removed from all the action.
Careful, you're going to be accused of comparing Rodeo Drive to Hong Kong if you keep this up.

The Beverly Hills CBD has 56k jobs in a 2 sq mile are (where the Golden Triangle is located). This total compares to the CBDs of 2+ million metros like San Diego (62k) and Sacramento (64k). Throw in tourists, and Beverly Hills has a daytime population of 200,000. This little city is not to be trifled with. Plenty of people ride the bus there too.

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Old 05-12-2014, 10:47 PM
 
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Translation: Whatever argument I give, you just reply with little to no substance so there's no point in continuing with someone who trolls. You're the person who creates new accounts every 2 months due to public shame or bans. Dispo4 much? You sound like an L.A. booster.
Translation- you are trolling by claiming an area with 1/10 the density of another area is the exact same thing. You are claiming that woodlands are the exact same urbanity as apartment buildings.

I bet you are the one person who voted for Buckhead in the first few days of this poll. You win Homer of the Month.
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Old 05-12-2014, 10:50 PM
 
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Translation- you are trolling by claiming an area with 1/10 the density of another area is the exact same thing. You are claiming that woodlands are the exact same urbanity as apartment buildings.

I bet you are the one person who voted for Buckhead in the first few days of this poll. You win Homer of the Month.
Actually, I have not voted at all. I'm well aware that BH is more urban than Buckhead, but people are over exaggerating how urban BH really is.
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