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Old 03-26-2012, 08:29 AM
 
Location: From TX to VA
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What major cities have their downtown right on the coast? Either the ocean, or a bay? Not a city which has a downtown say 10 miles from the coast connected by a river, like most cities in the US 'on the coast.' Nor cities which have city limits fronting the coast, but where the downtown is some distance away.

The ones I can think of include:

San Diego
San Francisco
Long Beach
Santa Monica
Miami
Miami Beach
West Palm Beach/Ft. Lauderdale
Coral Cables
Tampa
Virginia Beach
New Haven
Boston
Portland, ME
Virginia Beach doesn't have an 'official' downtown.


Our resort area (called Oceanfront) is on the water. Our city limits extend right up to the water. However, we have an area called Town Center with a couple of tall buildings, but that area is primarily shopping, restaurants, retail etc. It's not a downtown.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:37 AM
 
Location: New York NY
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You could almost include Chicago on this list. Its downtown fronts Lake Michicagn, which is water as far as the eye can see, and which you'd certainly think was an ocean if you didn't know it wasn't.

And if you're going outside of the U.S., you would have to include Vancouver.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:42 AM
 
Location: New York City
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New York.
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:12 AM
 
Location: New York NY
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Yes, NYC of course. The Financial District sits at the Battery in lower Manhattan which, of course, fronts NY Bay, with a view to the Narrows and the Atlantic. Sometimes you just overlook what's right under your nose!
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:38 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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You could almost include Chicago on this list. Its downtown fronts Lake Michicagn, which is water as far as the eye can see, and which you'd certainly think was an ocean if you didn't know it wasn't.

And if you're going outside of the U.S., you would have to include Vancouver.
I was actually thinking of Chicago. And maybe Cleveland, I think?
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Weymouth, The South
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I was actually thinking of Chicago. And maybe Cleveland, I think?
What about Milwaukee?
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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You could almost include Chicago on this list. Its downtown fronts Lake Michicagn, which is water as far as the eye can see, and which you'd certainly think was an ocean if you didn't know it wasn't.

And if you're going outside of the U.S., you would have to include Vancouver.
The limiting factor here is tides. Cities on a "coast" are limited by tidal action, which doesn't occur on lakeshore cities.
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:07 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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What about Milwaukee?
Yes I was wondering about Milwaukee.
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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What major cities have their downtown right on the coast? Either the ocean, or a bay?
If you're counting the bay, then New York meets the criteria. The southern shore of the financial district is the shore of the bay of New York.
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Mobile, Alabama is one.
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