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Old 07-30-2013, 01:31 PM
 
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By this a mean an area that includes downtown but more than that - perhaps a "greater downtown" - a contiguous area that includes the city's major business, retail, entertainment, cultural institutions, tourist attractions, high rise buildings, generally "feels" central, etc. Something perhaps akin to Central London or Manhattan below 96th St. perhaps?
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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The heart of my city is five miles long and a block wide.
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:34 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Central Ave corridor in Albuquerque for about 3 miles between Old Town and Nob Hill. Downtown in mostly governement (though slowly changing), Nob Hill near the UNM campus is the center for entertainment, dining, and out of the oridinary retail, and it's a lot more eclectic than downtown itself and Old Town is the historical center.

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Old 07-31-2013, 02:40 PM
 
Location: The Springs
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Unfortunately, our city doesn't have much of a heart (figuratively). Downtown is about 5 blocks by 5 blocks.
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Pike Place Market
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:11 PM
 
Location: The City
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Rittenhouse Sq
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:13 PM
 
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Denver: Confluence & Commons Parks
Boulder: Pearl Street Mall
Golden: Washington Street Bridge
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:51 AM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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I'm defining your term differently, and in Jacksonville I'd say it's two adjacent neighborhoods called Riverside-Avondale, just outside downtown.
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:04 AM
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Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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In Atlanta, Peachtree Street from Five Points to Lenox Square.
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Old 08-01-2013, 01:54 PM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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The intersection of 5th & F Streets and the neighborhoods directly adjacent: the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter next to East Village (Ballpark) and Little Italy/ The Bay. And I can walk there from my house in a great historic neighborhood adjacent canyons in about a half hour! Sweet!
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