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Old 10-22-2015, 01:01 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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I was living in Denver for awhile this past year and there were many pros and cons. I'm not going to get into them. What I did find however, was one of the most wonderful streets I had ever had the pleasure of walking down.

You see one day I decided to hop on the light rail line from Englewood, which was where I was living by, and get off at a random stop when the time felt right. So I get off, pass by some new condos, pass through this gentrified area which still seemed pretty nice. I proceeded to walk further. All of the sudden I see these older homes with lots of character, still not touched by gentrification but to be fair they looked a little beat up and maybe this area wasn't the nicest 10-15 years ago. I finally come unto

Santa Fe Drive. A beautiful street stretching from downtown to I think Englewood actually. It is an arts district, with magnificent and dense architecture. Some restaurants and galleries. No sterility. Which I have to be honest, I wasnt a fan of Denver for that reason. Sterile and gentrified with the exception of a couple of neighborhoods including this street. But it brought something so unique and felt so undiscovered. There was a slight lack of pedestrian activity but that was my go to spot for the duration I lived in Denver. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
Also, 6th ave in Tacoma comes to mind but 6th ave is a little more hipster trendy where Santa Fe dr was a sight to behold.

http://i.imgur.com/U7Bi0o4.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/pUaVBGX.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/zmanp7h.jpg

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Old 10-22-2015, 08:03 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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Santa Fe through old downtown Englewood is indeed unique. Broadway through Englewood is cool too. Used to be some great ethnic restaurants in that area years ago.

If you haven't done so, check out East Colfax, east of Capitol Hill toward Aurora. They filmed much of "Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead" along that stretch.

Even West Colfax through Lakewood used to have some "noteworthy" structures and businesses, if they haven't all been torn down. These places used to be pretty "seedy" when I was a kid.
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Old 10-22-2015, 11:18 AM
 
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Enjoy it while you can, once a developer finds out its "hip" it will get destroyed. These photos look like Roosevelt Row in Phoenix a few years ago. However, they just finished a few high rise loft projects so some of the charm has gone.

For example, picking up and moving a 120 year old bungalow to build high rise lofts.
http://downtownphoenixjournal.com/wp...-Row-Esser.jpg

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Old 10-22-2015, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Alternating streets in Galveston, Texas, are letter-named - Avenue N, Avenue O, Avenue P etc. The intervening streets are named Avenue O-1/2, Avenue P-1/2, etc.

https://www.google.com/maps/@29.2730...7i13312!8i6656

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Old 10-22-2015, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Somerville, MA
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There's a section of Commonwealth Avenue, right at Boston University and just west of Kenmore Square (From St. Mary's to Winslow) where one side (North) is Boston and one side (South) is Brookline. Euston Street, right on the border is a neat example of an immediate transition from Urban to Suburban.

Acorn Street is pretty neat:
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2397/...349d3cb0_b.jpg

Salem Street is dense, narrow and full of great restaurants:
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7552/...959647b1_k.jpg

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Old 10-22-2015, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Old Town Albuquerque looks like it did 300 years ago, ancient streets surrounding an authentic spanish villa plaza, complete with old church. Sorry I don't have pics, you have to use Google. But trust me, its level of preservation is unlike anything else north of Mexico.
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