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View Poll Results: More classically urban, walkable downtown?
Nashville 54 46.96%
Kansas City 61 53.04%
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Old 07-11-2017, 03:42 PM
 
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Which has the more classically urban and walkable downtown?
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Old 07-11-2017, 10:24 PM
 
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I'm surprised Kansas City is winning - what do you think makes it more classically urban and walkable?
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Old 07-11-2017, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Cannes
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The city of fountains takes this one in my opinion
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Old 07-11-2017, 11:00 PM
 
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Seems like CD really does like KC.
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Old 07-12-2017, 07:10 AM
 
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Seems like CD really does like KC.
It's a very easy place to like and a hard place to love.

Also, any time you put caveat like "classically" in the question, a city that was 2.5 times bigger and a little bit more densely populated before the auto age is going to have a gross advantage.

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Old 07-12-2017, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Boston
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I'm interested in this one. I've been to KC before and I like it (but I don't love it), and I'm spending a weekend in Nashville later next month (I've only briefly visited Nashville for work, so I never explored). I was under the impression that downtown Nashville was more walkable/active from a pedestrian standpoint. KC wasn't as bad as I expected. Especially in pockets outside of downtown. It's one of those places I went to with my Northeast "bias" and ended up pleasantly surprised.
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Old 07-12-2017, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I'm interested in this one. I've been to KC before and I like it (but I don't love it), and I'm spending a weekend in Nashville later next month (I've only briefly visited Nashville for work, so I never explored). I was under the impression that downtown Nashville was more walkable/active from a pedestrian standpoint. KC wasn't as bad as I expected. Especially in pockets outside of downtown. It's one of those places I went to with my Northeast "bias" and ended up pleasantly surprised.
From a bar hopping tourist yes. From a livability stand point no.
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Old 07-12-2017, 10:49 AM
 
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I was under the impression that downtown Nashville was more walkable/active from a pedestrian standpoint.
My impression after pretty extensive experience is that KC's downtown is noticeably more walkable, a section or 2 of Nashville's downtown is significantly more active.
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Old 07-12-2017, 12:12 PM
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Location: Miami
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Seems like CD really does like KC.
Or just maybe Kansas City has the better Downtown.
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Old 07-12-2017, 12:16 PM
 
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I'm quite familiar with both of these cities - have close relatives who live in both and visit often. I have no dog in this fight though - I don't live in either or plan to. It's Kansas City. I'm glad it's winning. Nashville is a superior city IMO for urban neighborhoods and amenities, but KC's core is definitely more urban and walkable. I've wandered around on foot in both as a tourist, and when I'm in KC, I think -- hmmm, who would have thunk there is such a continuous fabric here in the middle of nothing? When I'm in Nashville, I feel like ... really... that gap and that gap and that gap in an upcoming urban place?
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