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Old 01-28-2016, 03:37 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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44,000 seems a bit high to me for "downtown" Baltimore. Which neighborhoods are combined to arrive at the population figure? Inner Harbor? Federal Hill? Mount Vernon? Harbor East? Little Italy? Fells Point? Others?
That number actually seems low to me. And yes, I think anywhere within a mile of City Hall is where that number came from. That number is also increasing, so in a few years it will likely be 50k+ with a new neighborhood currently being build (Harbor Point), along with proposed, and buildings currently under construction/conversions. So, yes, Baltimore belongs in the top 10. I also think Mount Vernon is one of the country's architectural gems.
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Old 01-28-2016, 10:07 PM
 
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That number actually seems low to me. And yes, I think anywhere within a mile of City Hall is where that number came from. That number is also increasing, so in a few years it will likely be 50k+ with a new neighborhood currently being build (Harbor Point), along with proposed, and buildings currently under construction/conversions. So, yes, Baltimore belongs in the top 10. I also think Mount Vernon is one of the country's architectural gems.
I just took a look at Policy Map and 44k looks about right to me. That number does seem to include 4K at the prison - so I would say that at least 4k of the residents would like to move if they could. Population growth in the area has been and will continue to be very healthy - though the prison population seems to have fallen somewhat.
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Old 01-29-2016, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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Nah, Downtown W-S is considered to be better than Downtown GSO by most people except when it comes to nightlife. What puts Downtown W-S ahead is the Old Salem historic district, which is a 17th-century preserved town right in the center of the city, as well as the Downtown Arts District and charming West End. I know not everyone considers Old Salem and the West End part of the "Downtown core" (CBD), but Old Salem was Forbes's reason for including W-S in the list, and both are adjacent and within walking district from the heart of the CBD, 4th St. Downtown GSO is pretty much dead except for its main street (Elm Street). However, Elm's nightlife is better than W-S because Greensboro has more college students.
I'm not seeing many restaurants and bars in the Old Salem area. I could be wrong but I can't see people going to Old Salem a lot.
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Old 01-29-2016, 11:26 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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I just took a look at Policy Map and 44k looks about right to me. That number does seem to include 4K at the prison - so I would say that at least 4k of the residents would like to move if they could. Population growth in the area has been and will continue to be very healthy - though the prison population seems to have fallen somewhat.
They closed one of the jails I think. Nevertheless, downtown Baltimore is in an upward trend.
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Old 01-30-2016, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Northeast states
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They closed one of the jails I think. Nevertheless, downtown Baltimore is in an upward trend.
and murder rate is upward trend too.
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Old 01-31-2016, 12:39 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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and murder rate is upward trend too.
Actually it's lower this year than it was at the same time last year (pre riot). In 2014 it was at its lowest in 40 years.
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Old 01-31-2016, 09:50 AM
 
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I'm not seeing many restaurants and bars in the Old Salem area. I could be wrong but I can't see people going to Old Salem a lot.
The top rated restaurant/bar in all of Winston-Salem on TripAdvisor is located in Old Salem. The Winston-Salem Cobblestone Farmer's Market is also held in Old Salem as well as a Moravian bakery that is popular amongst tourists and locals alike. You're right that it's not a hopping nightlife place, though. Elm Street in Greensboro is better for nightlife (although it's dominated by college students).

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Old 02-20-2019, 05:37 PM
 
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Best Downtowns Update 2019:

1. Chicago
2. NY
3. Philly
4. SF
5. Boston
6. Seattle
7. Portland
8. Los Angeles
9. Denver
10.Washington
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Old 04-15-2019, 05:52 PM
 
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Philly's downtown is really on a tear and is booming with retail and high rise construction. Lucky city!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-19-2019, 11:02 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Philly's downtown is really on a tear and is booming with retail and high rise construction. Lucky city!!!!!!!!!
William Penn must be in shock when he looks up from his perch atop City Hall and sees all the tall buildings over his head in a city which informally for what seems like an eternity had the informal dictate (not law...but it was followed) that the statue a top City Hall was as high as you can go.
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