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View Poll Results: Most Urban?
Boston 28 41.79%
San Francisco 43 64.18%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 67. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-01-2010, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Dont say San Francisco without thinking, look at the Facts. Boston Has a lower population Density BUT is Bigger than San Francisco and The densist parts of Boston together are Bigger than San Francisco(Downtown, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, South End, Charlestown, North End, Chinatown, Fenway, East Boston, South Boston)....almost.

Boston:

http://www.visitbostonbackbay.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/about-the-back-bay.jpg (broken link)




San Francisco:

http://mayflowertravelusa.com/sitebuilder/images/SAN_FRANCISCO_SKY_LINE-453x274.jpg (broken link)




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Old 05-01-2010, 07:26 PM
 
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The second pic for Boston is really impressive but look at the SF pic in the SF vs. Atlanta thread. Which is more urban: San Francisco or Atlanta? I still think SF has the edge here.
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Old 05-01-2010, 08:04 PM
 
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How is boston bigger?

San Francisco has more people.

Here's that other pic of SF:

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Old 05-01-2010, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Originally Posted by AcroJimmy2 View Post
How is boston bigger?

San Francisco has more people.

Here's that other pic of SF:
i USUALLY MEAN pOPULATION WHEN i SAY bIGGER BUT THIS TIME i MEANT ACTUAL aREA.
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Old 05-01-2010, 08:17 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Having more land area doesn't make a place any more or less urban. Urban/population density is a big factor when determining which city is more urban.
For example, Jacksonville is one of the largest cities in the nation. Going by its size of course, and it's probably the least "urban" city out there.
However, Boston is pretty urban, but compared to SF, not so much.
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Old 05-01-2010, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Having more land area doesn't make a place any more or less urban. Urban/population density is a big factor when determining which city is more urban.
For example, Jacksonville is one of the largest cities in the nation. Going by its size of course, and it's probably the least "urban" city out there.
However, Boston is pretty urban, but compared to SF, not so much.
i know
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Old 05-02-2010, 06:21 AM
 
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Pound for pound, San Francisco is probably the most urban city in the country outside of NYC...BUT the fact that it is so small in area means it cannot compete against the truly great urban cities of the world.

Chicago may not be as consistantly urban as SF, but it is so much bigger--and something has to be said for that. Boston, however, has a smaller population, is less urban, and its really isnt that much greater in area.

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Old 05-02-2010, 06:30 AM
 
Location: The City
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I choose SF - but honestly this is really close - the downtown of SF feels a little larger. Either way both cities to me are very good on urban feel and density. For my preferance both would be great places to visit or live. I think there are more similarities than differences between these two and both in my top 5 favorites cities in the country.

To me on this topic - they are both winners in my book

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Old 05-02-2010, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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I choose SF - but honestly this is really close - the downtown of SF feels a little larger. Either way both cities to me are very good on urban feel and density. For my prefereance both would be great places to visit or live. I think there are more similarities than differeances between these two and both in my top 5 favorites cities in the country.

To me on this topic - they are both winners in my book
Same Here, I will admit I probably like the feel of Boston and San Francisco over NYC or any other US city for that matter.
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Old 05-02-2010, 03:25 PM
 
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Wow, how is SF winning by so much?

I would choose SF myself, but its actually a lot closer than this poll suggests...
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