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Old 04-06-2017, 10:33 PM
 
Location: GSP Metro, SC
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What are the best compact cities in the US that are not just urban sprawl without a core?
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Old 04-06-2017, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Logan Square, Chicago
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Boston
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Old 04-06-2017, 11:54 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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If you are speaking of cities that are compact, but still have sprawling suburbs, then the answer would be San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, perhaps even Miami and Tampa when you look at city limits.
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Old 04-07-2017, 12:21 AM
 
Location: Cbus
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What major American city lacks a core? Even cities with a ton of annexed land in their current boundaries, such as Jacksonville, tend to have a historic/semi-urban center.
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Old 04-07-2017, 11:05 AM
 
Location: GSP Metro, SC
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I have noticed that DC is possibly compact also.
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Old 04-07-2017, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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If you are speaking of cities that are compact, but still have sprawling suburbs, then the answer would be San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, perhaps even Miami and Tampa when you look at city limits.
Minneapolis before either of these. I see what you're getting at, though.
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Old 04-07-2017, 02:07 PM
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Location: Miami
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If you are speaking of cities that are compact, but still have sprawling suburbs, then the answer would be San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, perhaps even Miami and Tampa when you look at city limits.
lol Tampa??
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Old 04-07-2017, 02:12 PM
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lol Tampa??
Tampa is as spread out as you can get.
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Old 04-07-2017, 03:15 PM
 
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Perhaps Providence, Hartford, Bridgeport, New Haven or even many Great Lakes area cities.
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Old 04-07-2017, 03:22 PM
 
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In terms of density and a more walkable factor I would say Boston and DC are pretty equivalent.
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