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Old 11-01-2016, 10:59 AM
 
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What's the most urban/big city looking part of your city? Show us using Google street view.

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Old 11-01-2016, 11:06 AM
 
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Not really sure on Chicago, since you have dozens of streets in the heart of the city that are just walls of highrises.

As far as city neighborhoods, I always liked the Damen/Milwaukee/North area for residential urbanity.

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.9104...7i13312!8i6656
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Old 11-01-2016, 11:56 AM
 
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Tampa:
https://www.google.com/maps/@27.9602...7i13312!8i6656
Ybor gives off a bit of a French Quarter lite vibe, though perhaps not as inviting or happening as that.

https://www.google.com/maps/@27.9469...7i13312!8i6656 Skyscraper Shot at street level in financial district

St. Pete I would say is generally most happening/inviting, though not quite as urban:
https://www.google.com/maps/@27.7735...7i13312!8i6656

Orlando doesn't have as much "Urban Bones" as Tampa does, but generally, the Downtown feels more inviting than Tampa's, and more urban than St. Petersburg's.
https://www.google.com/maps/@28.5426...8i2688!6m1!1e1

https://www.google.com/maps/@28.5413...7i13312!8i6656

It's neat how this section also becomes pedestrian only on evening weekends. DT Orlando isn't world class by any stretch, but it is underrated, as I wouldn't guess many visitors would know all this was here.

Love how much my hometown, Cleveland, has progressed:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Cl...943605!6m1!1e1

Architecture game on point:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Cl...943605!6m1!1e1

Neighborhoods with Ped Mall Potential:
https://www.google.com/maps/@41.4844...7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.5085...7i13312!8i6656

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...b5223f16f2.jpg
Suburban Downtown that was the direct inspiration for Walt Disney's Main Street USA

East Side New Urbanism:
https://www.google.com/maps/@41.5090...7i13312!8i6656
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Old 11-01-2016, 12:27 PM
 
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Hard to say but here is some:


Center City:Two examples one a smaller street and one a larger core are street


https://www.google.com/maps/@39.9509...7i13312!8i6656


https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ph...5!4d-75.162537


But this to me the heart of the DT with either Walnut in Rittenhouse or 13th street


https://www.google.com/maps/@39.9497...7i13312!8i6656


https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ph...5!4d-75.162537


And another old construct version of urban residential


https://www.google.com/maps/@39.9471...!7i3328!8i1664




And then what I might call a typical rowhouse street - this South Philly


https://www.google.com/maps/@39.9416...7i13312!8i6656

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Old 11-01-2016, 12:35 PM
 
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Not really sure on Chicago, since you have dozens of streets in the heart of the city that are just walls of highrises.

As far as city neighborhoods, I always liked the Damen/Milwaukee/North area for residential urbanity.

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.9104...7i13312!8i6656


That area of Chicago always reminded me a lot of No Libs/Fishtown in Philly even with an El




also bot great craft beer and brunch areas
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Old 11-01-2016, 12:49 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Washington DC tends to have a lot of what I call "spacious" urbanity.

Penn Quarter:

https://www.instantstreetview.com/@3....62h,13.47p,1z

Downtown:

https://www.instantstreetview.com/@3...5.82h,2.34p,1z

Dupont Circle:

https://www.instantstreetview.com/@3...1.78h,1.01p,1z

Columbia Heights:

https://www.instantstreetview.com/@3....87h,-8.19p,1z

15th Street NW:

https://www.instantstreetview.com/@3....78h,-6.52p,1z
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Old 11-01-2016, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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For Boston it is hard to choose one so I will give a few examples.

Downtown Crossing

Financial District

Downtown- Milk Street

Chinatown

Theater District

Boylston St. Back Bay

Stuart St. Back Bay

Beacon Hill

North End

Fenway

Comm Ave Back Bay

Pembroke St South End
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Old 11-01-2016, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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For Minneapolis it is probably Loring Park:


https://www.google.com/maps/@44.9666...7i13312!8i6656


Stadium Village and Dinkytown are probably a couple developments away from being more urban, but most of what makes them urban is new enough that it isn't on street view yet. Old Saint Anthony is in the same boat, there are three towers and midrise in the works but right now in key spots you have a build site, a hole in the ground, a demo site and a vacant lot, once those are done the area will be largely built out and very urban. Here is some Dinkytown:


https://www.google.com/maps/@44.9805...7i13312!8i6656

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Old 11-01-2016, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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For Oklahoma City, Park Avenue in the CBD (first link). I also posted a couple more of my favorites.

CDB:
https://www.google.com/maps/@35.4687...7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.4713...7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.4707...7i13312!8i6656

Automobile Alley:
https://www.google.com/maps/@35.4787...7i13312!8i6656
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Old 11-01-2016, 03:11 PM
 
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In Grand Rapids there are a couple spots downtown and in the Heartside neighborhood that showcase the cities small urbanity.

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.9650...7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.9644...7i13312!8i6656

Where downtown meets Heartside near Division and Fulton. This street view was taken in August 2015, Missing from this view are a couple buildings that have gone vertical making it more filled in than the pictures show.
https://www.google.com/maps/@42.9637...7i13312!8i6656
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