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Old 05-21-2015, 01:38 PM
 
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Yes, there are those types of suburbs you mentioned, there is also dense sprawl that Los Angeles has that people also consider suburban. The only difference is that Los Angeles just doesn't have the room as most suburbs do due to overpopulation so it is more dense but it's still one giant suburb. As far as other neighborhoods are concerned that's great, but guess what you still need to sit in traffic in order to enjoy each one, whereas in NYC or true urban cities you can easily navigate within a nearby radius without a car. Los Angeles is basically suburbia on steroids it is dense enough to be mixed up with urban however, no that's where people get confused, it's just dense suburban America and not true urban America. That's not to say Los Angeles areas doesn't have true urban areas ex: Downtown, Santa Monica, even downtown Long Beach it's just not on the same caliber as other larger cities.
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Even if that were spelled correctly it'd make no sense.
Makes plenty of sense and you know it.
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Old 05-21-2015, 01:59 PM
 
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Makes plenty of sense and you know it.

So, Los Angeles is comprised of a series of densely populated and commercially developed linear boulevards serving the adjacent, densely-populated multi-family housing. Which makes it suburban.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHpA4dkP1j8
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Old 05-21-2015, 02:25 PM
 
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So, Los Angeles is comprised of a series of densely populated and commercially developed linear boulevards serving the adjacent, densely-populated multi-family housing. Which makes it suburban.
Dense sprawl does not equal urban in other words. Think : New York , Chicago, Philly, Miami

Los Angeles appears urban to confused and uneducated people due to all the overpopulation.

Make no mistake, LA is just a sprawled out suburbia on steroids and should not be confused with Urban.

Los Angeles county urban areas : Downtown , Santa Monica , Downtown Long Beach, get the picture?

Strip malls (what LA is comprised of) unfortunately do not make the cut, as that is found in any town USA.
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Old 05-21-2015, 04:25 PM
 
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Dense sprawl does not equal urban in other words. Think : New York , Chicago, Philly, Miami

Los Angeles appears urban to confused and uneducated people due to all the overpopulation.

Make no mistake, LA is just a sprawled out suburbia on steroids and should not be confused with Urban.

Los Angeles county urban areas : Downtown , Santa Monica , Downtown Long Beach, get the picture?

Strip malls (what LA is comprised of) unfortunately do not make the cut, as that is found in any town USA.
Nor does "dense sprawl" directly translate to suburban. At some point you need to let go of pointless dichtomous thinking.

Downtown Los Angeles is the 170th most densely populated neighborhood in LA County. Population Density Ranking - Mapping L.A. - Los Angeles Times Just behind Altadena. But it has tall shiny buildings and dense "urban fabric", so its urban. And Westlake is a suburb because...reasons. Please, tell me more about my home from the other side of the continent.
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Old 05-21-2015, 04:44 PM
 
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Nor does "dense sprawl" directly translate to suburban..
At the end of the day sprawl is sprawl and sprawl translates to suburban regardless of how densely packed it is.
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Old 05-21-2015, 05:17 PM
 
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I walked four hours from my school to the Santa Monica Pier down Wilshire. Wilshire is walkable.
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Old 05-21-2015, 05:25 PM
 
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Dense sprawl does not equal urban in other words. Think : New York , Chicago, Philly, Miami

Los Angeles appears urban to confused and uneducated people due to all the overpopulation.

Make no mistake, LA is just a sprawled out suburbia on steroids and should not be confused with Urban.

Los Angeles county urban areas : Downtown , Santa Monica , Downtown Long Beach, get the picture?

Strip malls (what LA is comprised of) unfortunately do not make the cut, as that is found in any town USA.
You make absolutely no sense. You think you know but yet you no nothing. When I read stuff like this it's always from someone who thinks they're experts on LA. The people who know LA best are the ones who actually live and breath this place.
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Old 05-21-2015, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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You make absolutely no sense. You think you know but yet you no nothing. When I read stuff like this it's always from someone who thinks they're experts on LA. The people who know LA best are the ones who actually live and breath this place.
What's more interesting is this dude's obsession with Los Angeles. The time they spend always talking about Los Angeles is almost flattering.
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Old 05-21-2015, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Dense sprawl does not equal urban in other words. Think : New York , Chicago, Philly, Miami
Nice try, but Los Angeles is easily more urban than Miami.
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Old 05-21-2015, 06:16 PM
 
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Nice try, but Los Angeles is easily more urban than Miami.
Really ? More urban ? Show me anywhere more dense and more urban in LA (outside the suburban sprawl) that is more urban then MIA?

It doesn't matter how densely packed places outside of the core is the fact remains : it's apart of sprawl - traffic, congestion, strip malls.

Downtown LA's main core isn't even the main hub in LA which is pathetic compared to MIA, it's downtown is just a joke for it's size.

Here I'll just present you with some facts : Los Angeles Downtown (main hub) population per sq mile = 4,770

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourcei...ensity&es_th=1

Miami downtown (main hub) population per sq mile = 27,487 (2010)

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourcei...ensity&es_th=1

Make sense now ?
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