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Old 01-20-2017, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Houston, by way of New Orleans
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Philadelphia, Boston?

Ok
9. Boston
10. Philly
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Old 01-20-2017, 03:09 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Ok
9. Boston
10. Philly




Please make an argument on how DC, Austin, Memphis, and San Antonio have better downtowns than Philadelphia or Boston?

An accurate list is

NYC
Chicago
San Fran, Philly, Boston... big drop then its debatable from there.
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Old 01-20-2017, 03:42 PM
 
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Austin should be in the Top 10, with all of its clubs, restaraunt, hotels, it is one of the most vibrant downtowns.

I don't see how it could be overlooked unless somebody just hasn't been to downtown Austin.
Austin is definitely in top 10. Such a concentration of clubs, bars and restaurants in a small walkable area
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Old 01-20-2017, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Notable Mentions:

Denver
Seattle
Dallas
Houston
Atlanta
Philadelphia
Has Downtown Dallas really improved that much? (Uptown and Deep Ellum are technically not Downtown). 5-10 years ago Downtown Dallas was a ghost town after 5pm and on the weekends.
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Old 01-21-2017, 04:52 AM
 
Location: Sweet Home...CHICAGO
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Has Downtown Dallas really improved that much? (Uptown and Deep Ellum are technically not Downtown). 5-10 years ago Downtown Dallas was a ghost town after 5pm and on the weekends.
I work in downtown Dallas. It is still the same. There are some restaurants and a few clubs. Still, it is pretty much dead there. Not a lot of people around after 5 p.m. I definitely wouldn't call it a go-to for nightlife. Not at all.

People still go to Uptown and Deep Ellum.
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Old 01-21-2017, 04:55 AM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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NYC is the best and then Chicago and Boston but I have to give a nod to Austin TX awesome downtown I like how they laid it out. LA is the worst downtown ever and Miami is fairly pathetic as well.
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Old 01-21-2017, 05:08 AM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Please make an argument on how DC, Austin, Memphis, and San Antonio have better downtowns than Philadelphia or Boston?

An accurate list is

NYC
Chicago
San Fran, Philly, Boston... big drop then its debatable from there.
I thought Philadelphia had a much better downtown than SF. SF is mostly financial buildings, an overpriced market hall, and a few department stores. Unless you consider Union Square and SOMA to be "downtown", City Center in Philly is much more lively at night.
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Old 01-21-2017, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Center City, Philadelphia
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Please make an argument on how DC, Austin, Memphis, and San Antonio have better downtowns than Philadelphia or Boston?

An accurate list is

NYC
Chicago
San Fran, Philly, Boston... big drop then its debatable from there.
cpomp you can't say that and not make an argument yourself lol..
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Old 01-21-2017, 06:52 AM
 
Location: San Francisco/East Bay and Los Angeles, formerly DC and Boston
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Baltimore should be added just for the amount of activities.
only if we're talking about police activities
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Old 01-21-2017, 10:06 AM
 
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Has Downtown Dallas really improved that much? (Uptown and Deep Ellum are technically not Downtown). 5-10 years ago Downtown Dallas was a ghost town after 5pm and on the weekends.
In some ways it has. I wouldn't call it a top 10 Downtown by any means, but more restaurants and hotels have opened up over the past couple of years. Main Street is fairly vibrant after 5 PM, but it dies off around 10 when most people head to Uptown or Deep Ellum for nightlife. So while Downtown isn't much of a nightlife destination, it's becoming a better place for happy hour and dinner. Main St. even landed a new retailer - Forty-Five Ten
What is Forty Five Ten and what does it mean for downtown Dallas? | Retail | Dallas News

The Joule Hotel on Main St. has an awesome rooftop pool that sticks out above the street:
https://www.google.com/search?q=joul...SXymVBLUFAM%3A

There are more conventions in town as well as green space. Main St. Park is often used for outdoor concerts, which attracts people on the weekends. Homegrown Fest at Main St. Garden Park, 5/14/16 | Dallas Observer

The main problem with Downtown Dallas is that the walkable nodes of activity are spread apart. You have the Arts District/Klyde Warren Park on the northern end, Main St in the middle, the West End on the west side, and the Farmer's Market in the southeast corner. There's enough reason to visit these areas after work and on weekends, but walking between these areas isn't too desirable. Too many dead zones in between.

Were you in Dallas for Klyde Warren Park?
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