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Old 04-05-2016, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
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I had always seen that area of Oklahoma City mentioned, but never knew it looked like that. You'd think the name would've tipped me off, but I thought it was just a Spanish name for a regular area. Perhaps Oklahoma City does have a little Southwestern flavor and influence after all.
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Old 04-05-2016, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Great question.

In Tampa it would be:

1. Ybor City
Ybor City

2. SoHo/Hyde Park
SoHo / Hyde Park

3. Seminole Heights
Seminole Heights Neighborhood Association - To promote and encourage the preservation and restoration of the area known as Seminole Heights, while revitalizing a sense of community in a safe and healthy residential neighborhood.
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Old 04-05-2016, 06:48 PM
 
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Grand Rapids

Eastown:
https://www.google.com/maps/@42.9555...8i6656!6m1!1e1

Cherry Hill:
https://www.google.com/maps/@42.9595...8i6656!6m1!1e1

The Heartside:
https://www.google.com/maps/@42.9609...8i6656!6m1!1e1
https://www.google.com/maps/@42.9609...8i6656!6m1!1e1
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Old 04-06-2016, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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I picked a bunch for Pittsburgh:


Lawrenceville:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/bu...h6AUMQxB0IHDAA

Bloomfield

https://www.google.com/maps/place/li...a190c0!6m1!1e1

Shadyside:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/wa...HzCpcQxB0IHDAA

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.4566...8i6656!6m1!1e1

https://www.google.com/maps/place/24...686cb6!6m1!1e1

Squirrell Hill:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/58...e85174!6m1!1e1

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.4371...8i6656!6m1!1e1

East Liberty:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/12...4bcf5b!6m1!1e1


https://www.google.com/maps/@40.4617...8i6656!6m1!1e1

This doesn't include the Oakland neighborhood, where Pitt is located, which is the state's 3rd largest business district after downtown Philly and downtown Pittsburgh. It also doesn't include the famous Strip district or the North Shore, because some mught consider them extensions of Downtown. I also excluded the South Carson St nightlife district. Pittsburgh has a lot of walkable neighborhoods.
I don't think Oakland ranks first, because it doesn't have a distinct commercial strip. In terms of major business districts, you have Forbes, Fifth (on the south side of the street), S Craig, and to a lesser extent Atwood, Semple, and Centre. Plus other random storefronts scattered about through the neighborhood. When you add it all up, Oakland (or at least North and Central Oakland) is pretty clearly the most walkable part of the city. But each business district is either only a block or two or broken up by things like office buildings. Hence there isn't any one commercial strip.

East Carson Street in South Side is pretty clearly the biggest commercial strip outside of Downtown. It's active to some degree for over 25 blocks - strongly so for around 18. There's nothing else which comes close. Butler Street in Lawrenceville is the only thing that somewhat holds a candle, but although there's around 20 blocks of commercial development, there's a big gap between Lower and Central, and to a lesser extent between Central and Upper.
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Old 04-06-2016, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Oxnard
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I don't think Oakland ranks first, because it doesn't have a distinct commercial strip. In terms of major business districts, you have Forbes, Fifth (on the south side of the street), S Craig, and to a lesser extent Atwood, Semple, and Centre. Plus other random storefronts scattered about through the neighborhood. When you add it all up, Oakland (or at least North and Central Oakland) is pretty clearly the most walkable part of the city. But each business district is either only a block or two or broken up by things like office buildings. Hence there isn't any one commercial strip.

East Carson Street in South Side is pretty clearly the biggest commercial strip outside of Downtown. It's active to some degree for over 25 blocks - strongly so for around 18. There's nothing else which comes close. Butler Street in Lawrenceville is the only thing that somewhat holds a candle, but although there's around 20 blocks of commercial development, there's a big gap between Lower and Central, and to a lesser extent between Central and Upper.
https://www.google.com/maps/@40.4287...7i13312!8i6656

Now that street is really impressive probably pound for pound the best one I've seen so far in this thread. I live in far suburban Los Angeles so of course we wouldn't have something that nice where I live. That street alone blows away most suburban downtowns. Pittsburgh has a true gem in Carson Street. BTW I think I may have saw that street on a episode of Cops filmed in Pittsburgh...
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Old 04-06-2016, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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https://www.google.com/maps/@40.4287...7i13312!8i6656

Now that street is really impressive probably pound for pound the best one I've seen so far in this thread. I live in far suburban Los Angeles so of course we wouldn't have something that nice where I live. That street alone blows away most suburban downtowns. Pittsburgh has a true gem in Carson Street. BTW I think I may have saw that street on a episode of Cops filmed in Pittsburgh...
South Side is the center of Pittsburgh nightlife, so there's usually some sort of drunken fratboy/bro hijinks happening there on the weekend. There's plenty else going on however. Here's the local business directory. It includes some businesses on back streets and such, but probably 70%+ are on East Carson Street.
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Old 04-06-2016, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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I had always seen that area of Oklahoma City mentioned, but never knew it looked like that. You'd think the name would've tipped me off, but I thought it was just a Spanish name for a regular area. Perhaps Oklahoma City does have a little Southwestern flavor and influence after all.
It's a neat little area! It was developed in the 1920s known as Spanish Village.

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Old 04-06-2016, 10:41 AM
 
Location: The City
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For Philly


could be any number of them


U City
Passyunk
No Libs
Fairmont
Queen Village
Manyunk
Chestnut Hill
etc
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Old 04-06-2016, 11:34 PM
 
Location: District of Columbia
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In my home town of Columbia, SC it would be:

5 Points
https://www.google.com/maps/@33.9999...8i6656!6m1!1e1

or

The Vista (Technically I guess next to Downtown)
https://www.google.com/maps/@33.9999...7i13312!8i6656
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Old 04-07-2016, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati (Pleasant Ridge)
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Cincinnati:

Hyde Park:
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1397...2!8i6656?hl=en

Clifton:
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1436...2!8i6656?hl=en

OTR:
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1092...2!8i6656?hl=en
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