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Old 01-05-2010, 04:32 PM
 
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Excluding the following cities (Chicago, Boston, NYC and San Francisco), what cities and towns have the best Downtowns in the U.S.? Tell us why you believe they are great. Also, if links of a city's or town's central area are available, please include them.


As a side note: I have purposely excluded the four cities above, because these are some of the top urban areas in the country for extreme vibrancy. Plus, it's always good to see what other cities and towns this nation has to offer. So, enjoy!
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Old 01-05-2010, 04:34 PM
 
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While I don't agree with your "excluded list", of the remaining cities, I would rank the following as best of the rest:

Washington, DC
Philly
Seattle

Honorable mention to LA
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Old 01-05-2010, 04:35 PM
 
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Excluding the following cities (Chicago, Boston, NYC and San Francisco), what cities and towns have the best Downtowns in the U.S.? Tell us why you believe they are great. Also, if links of a city's or town's central area are available, please include them.


As a side note: I have purposely excluded the four cities above, because these are some of the top urban areas in the country for extreme vibrancy. Plus, it's always good to see what other cities and towns this nation has to offer. So, enjoy!
Denver, Seattle, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, and, perhaps, Providence (for its size, it has a rather nice downtown area).

Those are the cities that come to mind.
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Old 01-05-2010, 04:38 PM
 
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In Florida:
-Fort Lauderdale

In North Carolina
-Charlotte
-Raleigh
-Durham
-Greensboro
-Winston-Salem
-Wilimington

In Virginia
-Richmond

In Pennsylvania
-Philadelphia
-Pittsburgh
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Old 01-05-2010, 04:39 PM
 
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While I don't agree with your "excluded list", of the remaining cities, I would rank the following as best of the rest:

Washington, DC
Philly
Seattle

Honorable mention to LA
You are entitled to your opinion...Anyhow, thanks for posting!
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Old 01-05-2010, 04:40 PM
 
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Raleigh?? For real??

Even a place like Cleveland has 10 times the downtown vibrancy of a Raleigh.

And Durham is a small town. There's barely anything downtown. It's a strange mix of inner-city and college town.

But it's just our subjective opinions, and I guess we all perceive cities differently.
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Old 01-05-2010, 04:43 PM
 
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Raleigh?? For real??

Even a place like Cleveland has 10 times the downtown vibrancy of a Raleigh.

And Durham is a small town. There's barely anything downtown. It's a strange mix of inner-city and college town.

But it's just our subjective opinions, and I guess we all perceive cities differently.
Raleigh and Durham are growing cities that I feel have good downtowns, especially for the South.
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Old 01-05-2010, 04:44 PM
 
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D.C.
SanDiego
Minneapolis
Miami

Santa Barbaras downtown is really nice---noone said they had to be big cities
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Old 01-05-2010, 04:46 PM
 
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D.C.
SanDiego
Minneapolis
Miami

Santa Barbaras downtown is really nice---noone said they had to be big cities
That is correct. The city or town could be of any size.
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Old 01-05-2010, 04:48 PM
 
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Seattle
Philadelphia
Portland
Washington DC

Im sure there are others, but these are the first that come to mind.
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