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Old 04-02-2016, 09:06 AM
Location: Oxnard
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Post a street view or a photo of the best most walkable commercial strip outside of your cities downtown. If its hard to decide just pick your favorite...
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Old 04-02-2016, 10:07 AM
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Providence's Little Italy, Atwells Avenue, Federal Hill:

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Old 04-02-2016, 10:41 AM
Location: Minneapolis
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In Minneapolis this would probably be Uptown, centered on the intersection of Hennepin and Lake:

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Old 04-02-2016, 11:28 AM
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In Dallas, I vote Lower Greenville between Richmond Ave. and Ross Ave. Sadly, you don't have to travel far from it to see nasty post-WWII strip malls; however, this area is rapidly changing.


Runner-up would be Elm St. in Deep Ellum between Hall St. & Good Larimer.

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Old 04-02-2016, 01:14 PM
Location: Fort Worth
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In Fort Worth:

Cultural District/West 7th Street

The Near Southside, Magnolia Avenue
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Old 04-02-2016, 03:53 PM
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In Louisville it would all of Bardstown Road, but here's one intersection:
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Old 04-02-2016, 06:17 PM
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
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In Albuquerque it is Nob Hill:


Nob Hill is located along Central Avenue just east of the UNM campus. The area opposite UNM on Central has a similar feel to Nob Hill, albeit more student-focused.

Central Avenue is Albuquerque's main street and connects most of the important activity centers and most urban areas of Albuquerque - Old Town, Downtown, East Downtown, UNM area, Nob Hill and International District. A new BRT line has been approved for the corridor and construction is to start in July and finish in September of next year. ART, as it will be called, will also connect these areas with the mostly suburban, but hugely important retail, commercial and business area of Uptown Albuquerque. West of the Rio Grande it will also connect the fairly urban, but underdeveloped and often overlooked areas of Atrisco, Lavaland and Alamosa. The hope and overall intent of this project is that it will help spur development and enable Central Avenue to further realize its potential as the urban spine of Albuquerque.
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Old 04-03-2016, 07:37 AM
Location: Jersey City
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Almost all of Jersey City is walkable. We're a pretty urban city of 250,000 in 14 sq miles. We're not going to win any city beauty awards (especially outside of the downtown neighborhoods), but here are some of the main commercial areas outside the downtown ward:

Journal Square:

McGinley Square:

India Square:

Central Ave in the Heights:

West Side Ave in West Side:
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Old 04-04-2016, 09:26 AM
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Trolley Square in Wilmington, Delaware:


Also N. Union St. in Little Italy, which is seeing something like $140 million in redevelopment:

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Old 04-04-2016, 10:02 AM
Location: Somerville, MA
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Really tough call for Boston. I mean, Newbury Street is borderline "downtown" depending on whether or not you include Back Bay as part of Downtown Boston (I do).

If not, there are still dozens of options. Harvard Square in Cambridge jumps out to me as numero uno. Central Square is also pretty good. Davis Square in Somerville is another excellent spot. Moody Street in Waltham is always busy.

Centre Street, Jamaica Plain
Brookline Village
Assembly Square, Somerville (New)
Malden Ctr.
Medford Square

Etc. Boston really is a city/metro of squares and villages.
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