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Old 08-20-2012, 12:47 PM
 
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Can southerners tell me some locations of unique towns with unique architecture? I'd appreciate it.
Wow...there is a long list of those...
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:52 PM
 
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We'll have to agree to disagree. Personally, Atlanta doesn't look exceptionally urban off of the freeways; certainly not compared to northern cities.
Yes, we definitely disagree. I have traveled a great deal so you're not talking to someone who hasn't been exposed to urbanity.

My thing is that because Philadelphia (just for comparison) has a larger urbanized than Atlanta doesn't mean that downtown Atlanta is less urban on its own merit.

Anyway, for the sake of the thread, most of the time spent driving on a highway is in less developed areas.
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:55 PM
 
Location: The City
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Yes, we definitely disagree. I have traveled a great deal so you're not talking to someone who hasn't been exposed to urbanity.

My thing is that because Philadelphia (just for comparison) has a larger urbanized than Atlanta doesn't mean that downtown Atlanta is less urban on its own merit.

Anyway, for the sake of the thread, most of the time spent driving on a highway is in less developed areas.

Why yes DT Atlanta is less urban than DT Philadelphia but again not sure this translates to the thread. Based on my experience to the OP there is gradual change in the look and feel. Less dramtic with each passing year
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:58 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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Yes, we definitely disagree. I have traveled a great deal so you're not talking to someone who hasn't been exposed to urbanity.

My thing is that because Philadelphia (just for comparison) has a larger urbanized than Atlanta doesn't mean that downtown Atlanta is less urban on its own merit.

Anyway, for the sake of the thread, most of the time spent driving on a highway is in less developed areas.
We're not just talking about downtown Atlanta, though. It's everything surrounding that district.
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:59 PM
 
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Why yes DT Atlanta is less urban than DT Philadelphia but again not sure this translates to the thread. Based on my experience to the OP there is gradual change in the look and feel. Less dramtic with each passing year
Yeah I was just using Philly as an example...it's obviously more urban overall than Atlanta, but that doesn't mean that Atlanta (especially downtown/Midtown) isn't urban - as one member has suggested. I know it may not translate to this thread, but it does pertain to that one member's comment.
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:00 PM
 
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We're not just talking about downtown Atlanta, though. It's everything surrounding that district.
Yes we were talking about downtown Atlanta...do I need to go back and find our previous posts about it? I already noted that the suburban areas are definitely different, but the urban areas of Midtown and downtown look pretty damn urban from the highway.

Good God, let's drop it okay? The thread isn't about Atlanta and we're not going to change each other's minds.
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:04 PM
 
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Yes we were talking about downtown Atlanta...do I need to go back and find our previous posts about it? I already noted that the suburban areas are definitely different, but the urban areas of Midtown and downtown look pretty damn urban from the highway.

Good God, let's drop it okay? The thread isn't about Atlanta.
Downtown and even midtown Atlanta have a lot of tall/modern buildings but more or less they're missing some street level vibrancy to be "urban" in the sense I want it to be.

Buckhead is a little bit better, even without all the super tall buildings (though it has some these days).
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:51 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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Yes we were talking about downtown Atlanta...do I need to go back and find our previous posts about it? I already noted that the suburban areas are definitely different, but the urban areas of Midtown and downtown look pretty damn urban from the highway.

Good God, let's drop it okay? The thread isn't about Atlanta and we're not going to change each other's minds.
Going back, I see that you edited your post (after I had already replied to it) from "intown" to "downtown and Midtown". That's how we came to disagree.
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:53 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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Downtown and even midtown Atlanta have a lot of tall/modern buildings but more or less they're missing some street level vibrancy to be "urban" in the sense I want it to be.

Buckhead is a little bit better, even without all the super tall buildings (though it has some these days).
How is Buckhead more vibrant than Midtown? When's the last time you were in Atlanta?
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:10 PM
 
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How is Buckhead more vibrant than Midtown? When's the last time you were in Atlanta?
I live in Atlanta right now. In fact, I'm writing this from Midtown lol

There just seems to be more food places, eateries etc than office buildings. Of course, midtown has a small club and bar strip that becomes busy at night
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