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Old 08-20-2011, 08:25 PM
 
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For example
Providence RI. is Downcity
Springfield, MA. is Metro Centre
Charlotte, NC. is Uptown
Do you know any other cities that dont call their CBD Downtown
(larger than 500,000 metro)
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Old 08-20-2011, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Uptown New Orleans
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The CBD of New Orleans is technically in Uptown. Downtown is downriver (north), and begins as you cross Canal into the Quarter.
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Old 08-20-2011, 09:01 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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In New Orleans it's called "The CBD". In Philly it's called "Center City".
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:44 AM
 
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The CBD of New Orleans is technically in Uptown. Downtown is downriver (north), and begins as you cross Canal into the Quarter.
its the same with Nantucket, uptown or up island is close to the village (aka up wind) and Downtown/ down island is towards the east end of the island aka Downwind. (based on westerlies)
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Old 08-22-2011, 10:28 AM
 
Location: New York NY
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In NYC the central business district (34th to 59th street, 3rd ave to 8th ave, with Rockefeller Center, The Empire State, Grand Central, Times Sq, etc) is usually referred to as "Midtown."

That's to distinguish it from the Wall Street office area (Stock Exchange, World Trade Center, etc) which is called "Downtown" but often now also called "the Financial District" Interestingly, this section of the city has become much more residential since 9/11 and in ads real estate agents call it FiDi. (Yeechhh!)

If you're in upper Manahattan it can be confusing, because "downtown" is a direction, not necessarily a specific place. Same with "uptown". If your'e in lower manhattan uptown can be anything from Harlem to the Upper East Side ( like Billy Joel's Uptown Girl)
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Old 08-22-2011, 11:32 AM
 
Location: NC
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for Raleigh it's "Downtown Raleigh". But we really don't have much of one
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Old 08-25-2011, 10:11 AM
 
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Chicago = The Loop
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Old 08-25-2011, 10:18 AM
 
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Yeah, Chicago has the "Loop" to refer to the hard core financial and office area, and the "Mag Mile" for the entertainment and tourist area of downtown.

People here who live in the suburbs tend to say they're going "downtown" whenever they enter the city limits. My coworker was saying how he went "downtown" a last weekend. I asked him where he went - he said "out in Wrigleyville". I live right near there and would never in a million years call that downtown.
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