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View Poll Results: What Major city has the Cleanest downtown you were impressed by on a visit?
Atlanta 4 3.88%
Chicago 52 50.49%
Boston 17 16.50%
Cleveland 1 0.97%
Denver 7 6.80%
Houston 3 2.91%
LA 0 0%
Miami 2 1.94%
Seattle 13 12.62%
SF 4 3.88%
Voters: 103. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-24-2019, 08:45 AM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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I'd say of major cities I've visited, San Diego, Columbus, and Colorado Springs have the cleanest downtowns. Las Vegas and Washington DC were pretty clean too.

I didn't think Seattle was that clean and there was a lot of trash and homeless people everywhere.
Unfortunately, itís gone down a few notches just in the past 3 years since this thread was started. But there are still many areas that are clean.
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Old 03-24-2019, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Chicago all the way. What an incredible city. Seattle is great in so many ways, and I think the buildings and public spaces are maintained well. We have a major homelessness issue, and it's quite obvious in our downtown. There's tents casually on the sidewalk, which I'm assuming people reside in, and the occasional needle on the ground (watch your step). I think if Seattle invested in actually housing these people, as well as more public restrooms/ showers, it would feel cleaner.
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Old 03-25-2019, 04:05 PM
 
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I've been to every city on this list. The cleanest from my observations of all cities I've been to are (in no particular order) Boston, Charlotte, and Denver.
Boston over Chicago? Seems like you haven't been to every city on the list.
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Old 03-26-2019, 06:07 AM
 
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Chicago, Minneapolis, Charlotte. Philly isn't the greatest, but not nearly as bad as its reputation suggests, and that is largely a relic from 25-30 years ago. Austin's downtown is quite clean too. Seattle's is meh (not horrible, not great). SF is probably the worst.
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Old 03-26-2019, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I'd say of major cities I've visited, San Diego, Columbus, and Colorado Springs have the cleanest downtowns. Las Vegas and Washington DC were pretty clean too.

I didn't think Seattle was that clean and there was a lot of trash and homeless people everywhere.
Colorado Springs is pretty clean until you hit the homeless camps flanking it along Fountain Creek and the weirdness of S Nevada St. But downtown itself is upkept.

I think Minneapolis has to be the cleanest big city in the US. FWIW Cleveland is a tier above Denver. Both have industrial zones nearby, but Cleveland had cleaner sidewalks and roads and much less homeless and heavy drinking downtown.
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Old 03-26-2019, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Miami summer weather isn't great, seems like there's always a rain delay. They should play in the winter league
There are no rain delays in Miami, they have a covered stadium.
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