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Old 04-05-2010, 09:04 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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[quote=Beavercreek33;13610282]Large Downtowns:
Chicago
Boston
Atlanta
Seattle
Portland

Small Downtowns:
Boise
Greenville <--- that's whats up!
Akron
Madison
Knoxville
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Old 04-08-2010, 07:42 PM
 
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I agree

My list

World-Class:
NYC
Chicago
Boston
San Francisco

Very Strong:
Philadelphia
Seattle
Portland
Washington DC (incl Georgetown w DT)

Strong:
Minneapolis
Los Angeles
Denver
New Orleans
San Diego
Baltimore

Good
Salt Lake City
Pittsburgh
Austin
Charlotte
Indianapolis
Norfolk
Richmond
Milwaukee
Houston
Cincinnati
Providence
St Louis
Columbus
i think philly belongs in that top section
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Old 04-09-2010, 12:44 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Mid-sized downtowns:

New Orleans
Austin
Fort Worth
San Antonio
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Old 04-09-2010, 01:00 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Beavercreek33 View Post
Large Downtowns:
Chicago
Boston
Atlanta
Seattle
Portland

Small Downtowns:
Boise
Greenville <--- that's whats up!
Akron
Madison
Knoxville
Much props on Greenville. Have you checked out Asheville? Another really great DT.
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Old 04-09-2010, 08:18 AM
 
Location: New Mexico --> Vermont in 2019
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Unless you live somewhere along I-85, Greenville, SC is off most people's radar and could care less. Not sure why so much attention is on it in this thread as if you would ask your average person in California and they would have a blank stare and say Green where? Charleston, SC has a lovely downtown and is a great place to visit and walk around, take in the history, character, and architecture.

I've also heard many great things about Asheville, NC and would love to check it out.
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Old 04-09-2010, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Unless you live somewhere along I-85, Greenville, SC is off most people's radar and could care less. Not sure why so much attention is on it in this thread as if you would ask your average person in California and they would have a blank stare and say Green where? Charleston, SC has a lovely downtown and is a great place to visit and walk around, take in the history, character, and architecture.

I've also heard many great things about Asheville, NC and would love to check it out.
Exactly. There's one particular poster here who insists to try to convince people that Greenville is an amazing downtown. It is a nice downtown, but it certainly isn't the "prettiest in the country" is he claims. Charleston is by far a much prettier downtown than G-Ville.

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Old 04-09-2010, 08:37 AM
 
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Unless you live somewhere along I-85, Greenville, SC is off most people's radar and could care less. Not sure why so much attention is on it in this thread as if you would ask your average person in California and they would have a blank stare and say Green where? Charleston, SC has a lovely downtown and is a great place to visit and walk around, take in the history, character, and architecture.

I've also heard many great things about Asheville, NC and would love to check it out.
Do you know how much traffic is generated through I-85? It is a busy highway, so I'm sure Greenville gets some decent attention. It may not be Charleston, but from what I've seen it is truly a nice DT. You would Asheville, nice little artsy mountain community.
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Old 04-09-2010, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Denver
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I've heard great things about Asheville actually...I've never had the opportunity to visit there though.
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Old 04-09-2010, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Greenville SC.
Agreed. Greenville's downtown comes as a complete surprise to most that first encounter it.
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Old 04-09-2010, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Sure...there are plenty of cities which have nicer downtowns than Greenville, but I'll show the one I'm most familiar with: Boston.

Post Office Square


Old State House


Thanks to a very talented photographer, Vanshnookenraggen (http://www.flickr.com/photos/vanshnookenraggen/ - broken link) from the ArchBoston forums. The next few are his.

Liberty Square


Downtown Crossing (http://www.flickr.com/photos/vanshnookenraggen/4225299563/sizes/o/ - broken link)


Thanks Van (http://www.flickr.com/photos/vanshnookenraggen/645131212/sizes/l/in/set-72157594378144870/ - broken link)

Park Street (That church was the site of the Boston Massacre)


Pretty photo I can't post here

Corner of School & Washington


Quincy Market


Cobblestones


Thanks


Christopher Columbus Park


Other cities I have visited with much prettier downtowns: Chicago, New York City, Providence, Portland (Maine), Washington DC, Charleston, SC (G-Ville isn't even the prettiest DT in its own state).
I'm surprised that Boston isn't making more lists on here...it easily rates #1 in my book as far as downtowns go.
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