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Old 02-23-2008, 06:18 PM
 
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Tell me what you think!

1. NYC
2. LA
3. San Francisco
4. Miami
5. New Orleans
6. Portland
7. San Antonio
8. Louisville
9. Sacramento
10. Pittsburgh
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Old 02-23-2008, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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The city of Pittsburgh is rather dense and one the most urban in the country, but unfortunately we have a lot of suburban sprawl. When you say least sprawling, are you referring to contemporary growth?
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Old 02-23-2008, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Orange, California
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Originally Posted by gameguy56 View Post
Tell me what you think!

1. NYC
2. LA
3. San Francisco
4. Miami
5. New Orleans
6. Portland
7. San Antonio
8. Louisville
9. Sacramento
10. Pittsburgh
Are you kidding me??? NYC and LA the top two LEAST sprawling cities with populations of under one million?!?!? LA is one of the most massively sprawling cities in the country. And NYC??? The reason it doesn't appear sprawling compared to, say, Phoenix is because it is not flat and treeless where you can see the sprawl before your eyes. NYC has a massive suburban area and you don't see cookie cutter tract homes in the "inner suburban" areas such as Westchester county because those areas are way too wealthy and old. But go out forty miles from NYC and you can see the same tract homes you find anywhere else. Same goes for No. 3 on your list. SF has a fantastic downtown. Fantastic. But go outside the city into the larger Bay Area and you have plenty of sprawl, with $1 million dollar tract homes spaced 6 feet from one another.
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Old 02-23-2008, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I thought LA was famous for being all sprawled... and How are cities like DC not up there?
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Old 02-23-2008, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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San antonio? LOL. Miami area may be dense, but away from the ocean, it is very suburban.
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Old 02-23-2008, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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I think most cities are pretty sprawling in the areas that have developed in the last 50 years. The difference between "non-sprawling cities" and "sprawling cities" in general is the more compact cities were much larger in 1950 than the less compact cities. The sprawling areas in most cities aren't dramatically different from one another in general characteristics however, regardless how compact the central city and/or close-by suburbs are or not.
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Old 02-24-2008, 11:46 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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I'd throw Memphis in the Mix has well
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Old 02-24-2008, 11:52 AM
 
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LA? That is the definition of sprawl!!
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Old 02-24-2008, 11:52 AM
 
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LA? That is the definition of sprawl!!
I'm being fair to LA, they are the most dense metro area in THE NATION!

The density of the metro area is on the order of 7000+ per sq mile.
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Old 02-24-2008, 11:53 AM
 
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Id say :
1) NYC
2) Chicago
3) San Francisco
4) Miami I guess
From there its a toss up
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