U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S. > City vs. City
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
View Poll Results: Which city has the most visually and aesthetically beautiful waterfront?
New York 4 2.80%
Chicago 45 31.47%
Toronto 6 4.20%
San Francisco 13 9.09%
Miami/Miami Beach 24 16.78%
Boston 6 4.20%
Vancouver 17 11.89%
San Diego 4 2.80%
Seattle 10 6.99%
Honolulu 14 9.79%
Voters: 143. You may not vote on this poll

Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 07-08-2016, 09:19 PM
 
4,482 posts, read 2,663,831 times
Reputation: 4090

Advertisements

Vancouver has so much well-designed park and plaza space around its Downtown Peninsula that despite the great density nearby, there's too much waterfront for the population. Or maybe it's too protected from commercial use. Either way the result isn't very lively.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 07-09-2016, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
12,672 posts, read 8,743,773 times
Reputation: 7283
Quote:
Originally Posted by mhays25 View Post
Vancouver has so much well-designed park and plaza space around its Downtown Peninsula that despite the great density nearby, there's too much waterfront for the population. Or maybe it's too protected from commercial use. Either way the result isn't very lively.
Considering the seawall is 29 k long, it really depends when and where you are. People complain that the Stanley Park portion is too crowded during warmer months.

Places like Coal Harbour, Yaletown and Olympic Village, all along the seawall are full of restaurants, bars and shops, as well thousands of people living in hi-rises along the seawall. I live in one of them. It can be very lively.

Many parts of the seawall are park and beach, but many, as noted above are not. That's the why it works.

People use the seawall for exercise or just a simple walk...usually to get away from crowds and get some fresh sea air.

Of course if Vancouver had 3 times the population things everywhere would be busier, but that not an attractive option for those of us who like things on the quieter side.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-10-2016, 08:26 PM
 
8,335 posts, read 9,794,366 times
Reputation: 10639
I have to give it to Vancouver. Simply amazing waterfront city.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S. > City vs. City
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top