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Old 01-26-2012, 08:51 AM
 
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Here's a little game:

Make a Top 10 for each region (North East, South East, Midwest and West) with the cities that feel larger on street level - i.e - how large it would feel if you were teletransported to downtown and you didn't know where you are.

This should be fun.
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:03 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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West:

1: San Francisco
2: Los Angeles
3: Seattle
4: San Diego
5: Denver
6: Portland
7: Oakland
8: Sacremento
9: Phoenix
10: Salt Lake City

Northeast

1: New York
2: Philadelphia
3: Boston
4: Washington
5: Baltimore
6: Pittsburgh
7: Jersey City/Hoboken
8: Providence
9: Buffalo
10: Hartford

Southeast

1: Miami
2: Atlanta
3: New Orleans
4: Houston
5: Dallas
6: Charlotte
7: San Antonio
8: Austin
9: Richmond
10: Norfolk

Midwest

1: Chicago
2: Minneapolis
3: Detroit
4: Cleveland
5: St. Louis
6: Kansas City
7: Cincinnati
8: Milwaukee
9: Columbus
10: Indianapolis

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Old 01-26-2012, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Mobile,Al(the city by the bay)
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I disagree with Atlanta being above New Orleans.
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I disagree with Atlanta being above New Orleans.
Just off the skyscrapers alone I would place it above New Orleans, other than that New Orleans feels bigger.
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I also disagree with Atlanta being over Houston.
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:47 PM
 
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More people are in DT DC (daytime) walking and on the trains than in Boston and Philly. DT DC is much bigger than both size wise and faster paced.

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NYC
DC
Philly
Boston
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:12 PM
 
Location: The City
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More people are in DT DC (daytime) walking and on the trains than in Boston and Philly. DT DC is much bigger than both size wise and faster paced.

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NYC
DC
Philly
Boston
Bmore
Just not as densly populated either during the day and especially at night; hence less people per sq mile walking (etc.) and much wider streets, think this is why is why it may not feel as crowded, larger spread of people accross a larger area

remember if you increase footprint of a Philly or Boston to DCs DT there is 3-4 times as many residents leading to many more people on each block, especially at night

Also Philly is much larger than DC with nearly the population of DC and Montgomery County combined in an area that is 4 times smaller than the area these these two (DC and MOCO) cover
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Mobile,Al(the city by the bay)
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Just off the skyscrapers alone I would place it above New Orleans, other than that New Orleans feels bigger.


I was looking at street level vibrancy.
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Old 01-26-2012, 04:27 PM
 
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More people are in DT DC (daytime) walking and on the trains than in Boston and Philly. DT DC is much bigger than both size wise and faster paced.

NE
NYC
DC
Philly
Boston
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Dc's Downtown footprint is 4x larger than Bostons so I would expect it to have a larger office population.
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:46 PM
 
Location: where u wish u lived
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More people are in DT DC (daytime) walking and on the trains than in Boston and Philly. DT DC is much bigger than both size wise and faster paced.

NE
NYC
DC
Philly
Boston
Bmore
I'm with you I would of thought DC would be #2 in the northeast due to its massive PT in the area.
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