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Old 04-04-2016, 01:00 PM
 
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Originally Posted by i'm not a cookie View Post
yeah I would venture to say it's even more urban/walkable than Pittsburgh as a whole.

https://goo.gl/maps/ZjKEjbBN7HM2
https://goo.gl/maps/6Zy9qZetuR62
https://goo.gl/maps/tBxjE7b5Css
https://goo.gl/maps/BDek5qkSmsH2
I have never been to Portland, so I can't make any statements about it's walkability, but those all look like downtown street-views. I wouldn't guage a city's walkability by downtown. There are a few Pittsburgh neighborhoods outside of downtown.

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.
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Old 04-04-2016, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I have never been to Portland, so I can't make any statements about it's walkability, but those all look like downtown street-views. I wouldn't gauge a city's walkability by downtown.
Yes they are downtown or just outside downtown. And a couple aren't really walkable to many places you would want or need to go to. But Portland does have walkable neighborhoods, the more walkable, the more expensive they are to live in which I think is pretty much the same in many cities.
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Old 04-04-2016, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Portland is one of the most beloved cities on City-Data. It's hardly underrated in my opinion. Of course it loses to Seattle and San Francisco, but it usually wins against Austin and Denver. San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Denver, and Austin all belong to the same family of hip and sexy cities.

One thing that is true is certain cities have the stereotypes and perceptions for a reason. On City-Data, many times these become exaggerated but a lot of time there is at least some truth to the perception. This definitely applies to cities like Phoenix, Detroit, Kansas City, OKC, Memphis, etc that have negative perceptions.
There is another thread about cities being over and underrated. This one is about CD posters forming strong opinions about cities to which they have never been. So are you talking about personal experience of living or visiting these cities or by what you have read on C-D? I'm just curious as to how many people do this because that's what the OP's original question was all about.
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Old 04-04-2016, 04:25 PM
 
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In SoCal, it's all about the way the media portrays the area. So apparently most people who have never even been here, or who maybe took a three-day trip to Disneyland, are convinced that everyone is wealthy and materialistic, everyone drives a flashy car, all the women are blonde and "plastic," etc., because that's what they've seen on certain TV shows.

One day in, say, Santa Ana would wipe those stereotypes right out of their minds.
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Old 04-04-2016, 04:32 PM
 
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Every single city. A lot of people think that they can get a grasp on a place based off of Google Maps street view.

It's like trying to experience sex via porn.
This. People will try to judge "urbanity" and street activity, by looking at some street views...they'll go on for pages while people who've actually been in or lived in a city get shouted down by them.

The worst was a Mexico City thread where someone who'd never been to Mexico City at any point in there life just kept arguing based on random street views of obscure neighborhoods(there's probably over a thousand different colonias or neighborhoods in Mexico City being one of the largest cities in the world), meanwhile people who'd actually lived there were like, okay, whatever...

Also, judging cities based solely on Census stats, or claiming to be an expert on ethnic populations of various places by just quoting numbers.
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Old 04-04-2016, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Denver...it's a standard mid-sized city. There isn't anything special about it. For its size and regional importance it is fairly bland and boring.
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Old 04-04-2016, 04:37 PM
 
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Yes they are downtown or just outside downtown. And a couple aren't really walkable to many places you would want or need to go to.
The posted street views were just off Pioneer Square in the heart of downtown, right off Burnside, and right in the Pearl District. How would those be not "walkable to many places you would want or need to go to", you can walk almost anywhere in the central core of Portland in about five to fifteen minutes from those locations...
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Old 04-04-2016, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Denver...it's a standard mid-sized city. There isn't anything special about it. For its size and regional importance it is fairly bland and boring.

...and it is not in the mountains and not everyone is walking around with a doobie in their hand.
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Old 04-04-2016, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Florida
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People from the south do this to Florida cities all day on here.
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Old 04-04-2016, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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The posted street views were just off Pioneer Square in the heart of downtown, right off Burnside, and right in the Pearl District. How would those be not "walkable to many places you would want or need to go to", you can walk almost anywhere in the central core of Portland in about five to fifteen minutes from those locations...
Yes but as I said some of those streets were not so walkable in terms of some of those streets not being near a grocery store or pharmacy or everyday things that people would need that were close to their apartments. I guess it would also depend upon how far one would consider something was walkable from where they live and what they were walking to get.

The point was, as the other poster guessed, those were links were of downtown neighborhoods so I confirmed that.
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