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Old 01-03-2011, 06:23 AM
 
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What smaller cities (maybe metropolitan area populations under a million people) and towns in the southern states have vibrant, well preserved historic commercial areas...im kinda thinking of something like eureka springs

http://avlgeek.com/roadtrip/gallery2/EurekaSprings2.jpg

streets like that, with unbroken strips of 19th century buildings, that have been preserved and not allowed to rot.
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:34 AM
 
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Historic Downtown Staunton - Virginia Is For Lovers
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:55 AM
 
Location: New York NY
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Ashevillle NC
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Old 01-03-2011, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Greenville, S.C., USA
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I can think of several in my vicinity of Upstate South Carolina and Western North Carolina.
  • Greenville, SC (more)
  • Spartanburg, SC
  • Anderson, SC
  • Greer, SC
  • Easley, SC
  • Seneca, SC
  • Belton, SC
  • Landrum, SC
  • Abbeville, SC
  • Laurens, SC
  • Asheville, NC
  • Hendersonville, NC
  • Brevard, NC
  • Tryon, NC
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Old 01-03-2011, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Virginia Highland, GA
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Savannah

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savannah_Historic_District_(Savannah,_Georgia)
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Old 01-03-2011, 01:23 PM
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Savannah. No comparison.
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Old 01-03-2011, 01:24 PM
 
Location: The South
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Beaufort, NC
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Old 01-05-2011, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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Savannah
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Old 01-05-2011, 11:04 AM
 
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Athens, Georgia, was the recipient of lots of Atlanta's wealthy folks following Sherman's destruction of Atlanta, at least for a period of time. That caused the city to get rather built up in the later part of the 19th century, but didn't follow through with much growth in the 20th century. As a result, it has a moderately-sized downtown but didn't suffer from (as much of) the dreaded 20th century "urban renewal", earning it the nickname "The Classic City". Nowadays it's growing quickly again, but they have stricter zoning ordinances in place that require onsite parking, storefronts facing the street, etc.

And it's bustling, with scores of bars in the small area, as well as shops, small businesses, churches, some good restaurants, several music venues, an art cinema, and a brewery. There used to be just a couple midrise residential buildings (6-8 floors) but more have been built, and a couple more are in planning.
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Old 01-05-2011, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Mobile,Al(the city by the bay)
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Mobile,Alabama
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