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Old 04-29-2015, 10:06 AM
 
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The 50k suburb in FL my parents live in is more walkable than Chicago because there are more trees around the streets...
So you think a forest would be the most walkable place possible?
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Old 01-11-2016, 07:26 PM
 
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Philadelphia is as big and awesome advertised. Bigger than San Francisco for sure. Definitely the second largest downtown in the US. The 4th largest media market in US. 2nd largest city on the East Coast. San Fran is quaint, but it's not big like Philly. Boston? Tiny compared to Philly. By the end of 2016, Philadelphia will have the tallest buildings outside of NYC and Chicago. Philly dwarfs towns like Seattle. It will be home to the 7th tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. It will be one of only 4 US cities with 4 or more buildings over 800 ft tall. Folks need to update their files. Things change. In Center City Philly, it's changing for the better in leaps and bounds. It's probably the most dynamic and interesting city in the US right now.
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Old 01-11-2016, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Oh Jesus.
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Old 01-11-2016, 09:17 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Good topic!
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Old 01-11-2016, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Philly does not dwarf Seattle. You mentioned updating your files...do the same with Seattle. One of the fastest growing major cities in the country in terms of downtown development and residential population. Yes, Philly is still bigger, but Seattle is up and coming. (SF is quaint? Wow!)

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Old 01-11-2016, 10:04 PM
 
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No, Manhattan south of 96th st or whatever is not all "downtown." There are plenty of "dead" spots in Manhattan and on a typical day Center City is much more vibrant than Lower Manhattan.
LOL Downtown Manhattan or Lower Manhattan is historically 14th street and below, making it probably the most vibrant place in the USA. Neighborhoods like the Greenwhich Village, SoHo, and Tribeca.
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Old 01-12-2016, 09:59 AM
 
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Oh Jesus.
This.

*runs away from this thread*
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Old 01-12-2016, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Is there something in the air in Philly or what? lol Im thinking some hardcore meth fumes perhaps?
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Old 01-12-2016, 04:56 PM
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Location: Oakland
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lol

I think the Philly board of tourism started a cult or something.
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Old 01-12-2016, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Philadelphia is as big and awesome advertised. Bigger than San Francisco for sure. Definitely the second largest downtown in the US. The 4th largest media market in US. 2nd largest city on the East Coast. San Fran is quaint, but it's not big like Philly. Boston? Tiny compared to Philly. By the end of 2016, Philadelphia will have the tallest buildings outside of NYC and Chicago. Philly dwarfs towns like Seattle. It will be home to the 7th tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. It will be one of only 4 US cities with 4 or more buildings over 800 ft tall. Folks need to update their files. Things change. In Center City Philly, it's changing for the better in leaps and bounds. It's probably the most dynamic and interesting city in the US right now.




lol
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