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Old 11-27-2010, 11:57 AM
 
Location: the future
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DC area:

Arlington
-Rosslyn
-Courthouse
-Clarendon
-Ballston
-Pentagon city
-Crystal City

Fairfax
-Tysons Corner

Alexandria
-Old Town

Montgomery
-Silver Spring
-Bethesda
-Rockville

Each maintain its own skyline, except Old town because of its historical height limits, but it still serves as the "downtown" of Alexandria.

Give 1 for pg county under national harbor for the technicality
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Old 11-27-2010, 12:05 PM
 
Location: The City
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Are you listening to yourself.

Notice how one area is called downtown and the rest aren't???

Anyways, pretty much every metropolitan area has multiple downtowns. A metropolitan area does consist of multiple cities afterall.

Houston area:
Downtown Houston
Downtown Galveston
Downtown Baytown
Downtown Conroe
and more......

This I agree with, must be the holidays JLuke

What qualifies as a downtown, many small towns in metro can have a downtown, some larger than others
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Old 11-27-2010, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Originally Posted by jluke65780 View Post
Are you listening to yourself.

Notice how one area is called downtown and the rest aren't???

Anyways, pretty much every metropolitan area has multiple downtowns. A metropolitan area does consist of multiple cities afterall.

Houston area:
Downtown Houston
Downtown Galveston
Downtown Baytown
Downtown Conroe
and more......
You just might change your mind if you actually saw Buckhead & the Perimeter Center areas in person. These are not just your typical Edge Cities. Buckhead is a major district, much like your Uptown area, and it gives Downtown/Midtown a run for its money in many ways.

Perimeter Center actually has the most office space in the metro now, along with a major mall, a major medical district, tons of restaurants and lots of residential all mixed in - all served by four train stations.

Last edited by johnatl; 11-27-2010 at 12:46 PM..
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Old 11-27-2010, 12:43 PM
 
Location: West Palm Beach - Flamingo Park
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South Florida Counties have multiple, distinct municipal downtown areas:

Miami-Dade: Miami, South Beach
Broward: Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood
Palm Beach: West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Boca Raton
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Old 11-27-2010, 12:59 PM
 
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Obviously, people have several definitions/criteria for a "downtown".
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Old 11-27-2010, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Obviously, people have several definitions/criteria for a "downtown".
Of course they do.

And some people are very biased when it comes to this particular subject, and can't get past the "old school" traditional 9 to 5 core office districts that are by and large becoming obsolete in many places.
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Old 11-27-2010, 01:17 PM
 
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In Chicago, tourists mistakenly refer to the "Loop" as downtown. The Loop is the business district. Downtown is north of the Loop and includes the Magnificant Mile (shopping).
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Old 11-27-2010, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Originally Posted by jluke65780 View Post
Are you listening to yourself.

Notice how one area is called downtown and the rest aren't???

Anyways, pretty much every metropolitan area has multiple downtowns. A metropolitan area does consist of multiple cities afterall.

Houston area:
Downtown Houston
Downtown Galveston
Downtown Baytown
Downtown Conroe
and more......
You forgot The Woodlands & Sugar Land with their new town centers which are basically neo-downtowns.

Also Old Town Spring.
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Front Range (Denver)
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List of edge cities - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I hope this helps with all the confusion
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:30 PM
 
Location: St. Louie
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List of edge cities - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I hope this helps with all the confusion
I don't know if I necessarily agree with this list. Clayton, MO is far from an "edge city". It's a legitimate downtown area for an inner ring suburb (incorporated city), which is the flagship city for St. Louis County (which is separated from the city of St. Louis). St. Louis has two downtowns.
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