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View Poll Results: Most Unattractive Downtown?
Jacksonville 19 30.16%
Tallahassee 13 20.63%
St. Petersburg 2 3.17%
Ft. Lauderdale 2 3.17%
Miami 5 7.94%
Tampa 8 12.70%
Orlando 14 22.22%
West Palm Beach 5 7.94%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 63. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-07-2010, 06:10 PM
 
Location: ☀ ѕυnѕнιne ѕтaтe ☀
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Who the hell voted for Orlando? Are you out of your mind, or have you just never actually been here? It's one of the cleanest and prettiest downtowns in the entire damn state.

Was trying to figure the same thing out. it is quite nice. Sure we lack height but heck the way downtown Orlando is set up and kept up it is in the top 3 in the state.
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Old 06-07-2010, 06:12 PM
 
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The Miami metro has 5.5 million, the second closest is Tampa at 2.7 million. Jax is only at 1.3 million.

Most large cities in FL are more important that Jax. I would say ranking them it would go Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale, then maybe Jax.

Like I said, the only reason Jax is the most populated city in FL is because of their land. They're the 5th largest city (land wise) in the US with 757 sq miles of land.

It's all a sham!
I consider St. Pete more important than Jacksonville.
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Old 06-07-2010, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Im surprised Orlando got so many votes. I used to love going to downtown Orlando when I lived there
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Old 06-07-2010, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Altamonte Springs, FL
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Im surprised Orlando got so many votes. I used to love going to downtown Orlando when I lived there
It has to be that people think tacky I-drive is downtown. There is no other explanation. There is no way anyone could have visited areas like Thornton Park, Delaney Park, or College Park and say that Orlando has the most unattractive downtown in Florida. Every time I have visitors they are like "Wow...this is Orlando??". They all are expecting something else.

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Old 06-07-2010, 07:10 PM
 
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Nice. Are those hotels, condos or what around the lake?
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Old 06-07-2010, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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For all that it's easy to rip on Orlando for urban planning (or lack thereof) they really have done an excellent job of containing the touristas in the airport-I Drive- Disney area with the adventuresome making it maybe as far as Mall of the Millenia. You actually have to do some work to see the really cool parts of the area, of which there are many.
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Old 06-07-2010, 09:08 PM
 
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Tallahassee wins by a landslide in my opinion. I lived there for about 2 or 3 years and it was the worse experience of my life! It's such an ugly little town!! Reminds me of Georgia. Ugh! I went to Jacksonville for the first time last year and I could not believe it! I wished we lived in Jacksonville back then instead of Loser-asseee. But they are both ugly country backwards city that will never progress. So whatever!
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Old 06-07-2010, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Florida
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How the hell is Orlando in 2nd place? Gotta love CD..
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Old 06-07-2010, 09:15 PM
 
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Nice. Are those hotels, condos or what around the lake?
The 5 buildings on the left there are Condos/Apartments. Its known as Thorton Park. There's also some mixed use on the ground level with downtown's only Publix and a few restaurants. A couple more restaurants are freestanding behind them in rezoned houses.
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Old 06-07-2010, 09:44 PM
 
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Speaking of Hotels, with the new Amway center going up someone please tell me our officials have sense enough to build hotels downtown.
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