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Old 10-28-2016, 01:16 PM
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Location: Miami
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Huntsville is most certainly NOT dense. At 850 ppl/square mile, it's one of the LEAST dense cities in the country.

As a general rule, land in AL is inexpensive. There's a reason why it has a significantly higher than average percentage of single-family housing units, and there's a reason why Birmingham's skyline is unimpressive. Until land prices command otherwise, Alabama's cities will continue to be some of the sprawliest in the nation.
Actually though, Birmingham has some of the densest neighborhoods in Alabama, probably the South outside of Richmond, New Orleans, and Louisville.

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Old 10-28-2016, 01:24 PM
 
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Huntsville is most certainly NOT dense. At 850 ppl/square mile, it's one of the LEAST dense cities in the country.

As a general rule, land in AL is inexpensive. There's a reason why it has a significantly higher than average percentage of single-family housing units, and there's a reason why Birmingham's skyline is unimpressive. Until land prices command otherwise, Alabama's cities will continue to be some of the sprawliest in the nation.
I was being a bit tongue in cheek. Did you click on the image that the previous poster linked to?

If THAT'S density, heck, just about anywhere with a sidewalk would qualify.
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Old 10-28-2016, 01:38 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Annapolis, Maryland - population 38,000:

https://www.instantstreetview.com/@3...8.47h,9.02p,1z
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Old 10-28-2016, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Assuming medium sized city means populations between 25,000 and 400,000
Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Allentown, Reading, York, Lancaster, Norristown, Chester
New Jersey: Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Union City, Trenton, Camden
New York: Yonkers
Also Providence Rhode Island and Wilmington Delaware.
Yes, Wilmington is moderately dense at 6600 ppsm, but that doesn't account for structural density, as the city once held over 110,000 people, for a peak density of over 10,000 ppsm. The tightly packed rowhomes, numerous high rises, and narrow one way streets still give off a very dense vibe, even if there are less people living here than years past. The densest census block in the entire state is here, at 37,777.8 ppsm.
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Old 10-28-2016, 03:15 PM
 
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If you're looking for small and dense though, Eastern PA absolutely kills it. I mean, this is in a small town of less than 4,000 people in the middle of the woods.
Galena IL is similar in this regard: https://goo.gl/maps/r3f6PeZAdLx
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Old 10-28-2016, 03:18 PM
 
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If this is dense, I think you could add most cities to the list: Nashville, St. Louis, Charleston, Louisville, Huntsville, Memphis, Buffalo, Ithaca, and on and on.
Ithaca's Collegetown neighborhood is actually quite urban: https://goo.gl/maps/RqZ92ffopV22
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Old 10-28-2016, 07:13 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Issaquah Highlands, in Issaquah WA population 52,000, with half of th m in that master planned development. The average single family home there is $800k, condo $450k, apartment rent $3,200.
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Old 10-28-2016, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Austin is filled with dense, diverse, lovely neighborhoods. Check it out. There's a reason people have been saying this is the greatest city in the nation
Austin is not a "small or medium" sized city.
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Old 10-29-2016, 12:56 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Austin is filled with dense, diverse, lovely neighborhoods. Check it out. There's a reason people have been saying this is the greatest city in the nation
This is satire, right? Austin is a lot of things, dense isn't one of them.

Two cities that are made for a thread like this are Providence and Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

This is downtown Portsmouth:

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Old 10-29-2016, 03:22 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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In Tacoma

Proctor
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Old Town
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Hilltop
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6th ave
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Lincoln District
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South Tacoma
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Point Ruston
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McKinley
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Downtown
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Stadium District

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