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Old 11-09-2011, 12:21 PM
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Location: Oakland
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LOS ANGELES:

Great suburbs, lackluster core

SAN FRANCISO:

Great core, lackluster suburbs

DALLAS:

Great suburbs, lackluster core

FORT WORT:

Great suburbs, great core

AUSTIN:

Great suburbs, great core

SAN ANTONIO:

Great core, lackluster suburbs
Others have said it already and i'll say it too:

SF has some great suburbs (Berkeley, San Mateo, Palo Alto are just a fw of many quite nice and/or quite urban Bay Area suburbs) and LA has a pretty good core as well, which is actually far larger and denser than most US city cores.

And how can you say those two have lackluster burbs/core while giving universal praise to Austin and Dallas?...seems pretty off to me.
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Old 11-09-2011, 01:17 PM
 
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Boston has both in my opinion.

The core is great and the places around it like Brookline, Somerville and Cambridge are also great.

Only downside is the prices for home and rent.
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Old 11-09-2011, 02:18 PM
 
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Boston has both in my opinion.

The core is great and the places around it like Brookline, Somerville and Cambridge are also great.

Only downside is the prices for home and rent.
I think most Northeastern metros have good parts of the core to some degree, as well as nice suburbs to some degree. It does vary, but you can find quite a few suburbs that are relatively dense/walkable in any metro in the region.
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Old 11-09-2011, 04:30 PM
 
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Well maybe we can agree to disagree, LA has a top ten core IMHO,
I don't think it is in the top 10. NYC, Boston, DC, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, and Atlanta are better IMHO. It does however have the potential and momentum (if California can ever stop the self inflicting hurting of the economy there) to be a top 10 core.
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Old 11-09-2011, 04:40 PM
 
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I don't think it is in the top 10. NYC, Boston, DC, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, and Atlanta are better IMHO. It does however have the potential and momentum (if California can ever stop the self inflicting hurting of the economy there) to be a top 10 core.
Denver and Atlanta better cores than LA???
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Old 11-09-2011, 04:53 PM
 
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Denver and Atlanta better cores than LA???
Easily. LA's better urban places are outside of the core.
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Old 11-09-2011, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Denver
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It is sad that while NOLA is such a big tourist/entertainment city, it's not a very livable place, outside maybe the Quarter and neighbourhoods like the Treme. The financial downtown area was also surprisingly vibrant for a city supposedly in the economic dump. Closer to cities like DC and Philly than LA in terms of foot-traffic.
Carrolton, The Garden District, further down in Uptown, Algiers, Gentilly, Lakeshore, Bywater, etc are very liveable. Common misconception.
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:49 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Carrolton, The Garden District, further down in Uptown, Algiers, Gentilly, Lakeshore, Bywater, etc are very liveable. Common misconception.
Are these upper class areas?
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Are these upper class areas?
Nope. Family neighborhoods.
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Detroit's eastside, downtown Detroit in near future!
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New Orleans is an example of a city with a great downtown but lacklustre suburbs, while Detroit is the opposite. What other examples can you think of?

not surprised that Detroit is the example of the ladder smh
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