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Old 05-07-2017, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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I'm confused about what your point is.

These are some of his favorite downtown districts, areas, streets, etc. That seems clear to me.
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Old 05-07-2017, 01:42 PM
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I'm confused about what your point is.

These are some of his favorite downtown districts, areas, streets, etc. That seems clear to me.
Lol, I'm confused about what we are talking about now. But by the way, Greenville definitely has an awesome Downtown.
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Old 05-07-2017, 07:27 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Delray's built environment may be vibrant but people sure aren't. Last time I was there for dinner, it looked like "night out" from the nursing home: replete with giant cadillac sedans, oxygen tanks and motorized wheelchair "scooters".
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Old 05-07-2017, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Texas
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There's at least one on here that isn't a downtown area. Cherry Creek North in Denver is a shopping district embedded directly across from a large mall and a very nice residential area. It's several miles East of downtown.
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Old 05-07-2017, 08:44 PM
 
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Delray's built environment may be vibrant but people sure aren't. Last time I was there for dinner, it looked like "night out" from the nursing home: replete with giant cadillac sedans, oxygen tanks and motorized wheelchair "scooters".

Oh come on now, you know that's not how the scene is in Delray Beach. Every place can't compare to South Beach, but it's definitely not what you describe at all, even in the daytime, and especially not at night. You must have ventured into the wrong party. These videos below are all from just a normal night there, with no special events even going on. Trust me, I have been there like 50 times in the past decade, but I have no reason to boost it. It really has changed dramatically since around 2004, the people included. South Beach still destroys it by about 90 times over though..



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Old 05-07-2017, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Cbus
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In case people don't want to click the link

Broughton Street, Savannah, GA

High Street, Short North, Columbus, OH

Phillips Ave, Sioux Falls, SD

Main Street, Greenville, SC

Lake Street, Petoskey, MI

Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL

First Avenue, Cherry Creek, Denver, CO

Main Street, Chatham, MA

Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA

Spruce, Chestnut and Walnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA
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Old 05-07-2017, 10:35 PM
 
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There are lots of other beautiful downtown.

For example, Ann Arbor, MI.
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Old 05-08-2017, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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In case people don't want to click the link

Broughton Street, Savannah, GA

High Street, Short North, Columbus, OH

Phillips Ave, Sioux Falls, SD

Main Street, Greenville, SC

Lake Street, Petoskey, MI

Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL

First Avenue, Cherry Creek, Denver, CO

Main Street, Chatham, MA

Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA

Spruce, Chestnut and Walnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA
The Columbus, Denver, and Philly examples aren't in the downtown areas at all, which means this isn't a list of downtown commercial districts.
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Old 05-08-2017, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Cbus
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The Columbus, Denver, and Philly examples aren't in the downtown areas at all, which means this isn't a list of downtown commercial districts.
The Short North abuts Downtown in Columbus. While it certainly is a central/core neighborhood you're right they are almost always seen as two distinct areas.
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Old 05-08-2017, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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The Short North abuts Downtown in Columbus. While it certainly is a central/core neighborhood you're right they are almost always seen as two distinct areas.
Yeah. The Philly example is in West Philadelphia (University City) and the Denver example is close to the CBD, but clearly not part of it.

Honestly I think part of it is the American concept of a "Downtown" is pretty muddled. The origin came from NYC, referring to the lower part of Manhattan. In the late 19th century, other U.S. cities started referring to their historic/commercial cores by the same name. Thus, in big cities "downtown" became the word for the CBD, full of office towers, while in small cities it meant a historic, walkable commercial core.
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