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Old 06-08-2017, 10:20 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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Looks like Richardson is adjacent to Plano. So that entire northern suburb area could be good. But would it be walkable and vibrant??



Lol yeah. Or Seattle/Portland imo but it seems those have probably surpassed Chicago and Philly in terms of cost now. I guess it just depends on the neighborhood and lifestyle...hard to make the blanket statement that Seattle is more expensive than Chicago.
Well, I'm certainly hoping someone brings out some really good other options as a pleasant surprise.

Something just occurred to me. I know that Saint Louis in the Tower Grove South / East neighborhoods (which are quite walkable) have a large Vietnamese immigrant population. Meanwhile, the Delmar Loop / University City area which is also walkable has a lot of East Asian professionals and students which means it's likely to have pretty good offerings. I think Saint Louis, then, might be a reasonable affordable option.

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Old 06-08-2017, 05:13 PM
 
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Where the restaurants are located is in this area of town, which can be quite vibrant: https://rocwiki.org/Southeast_Quadrant

This may help as well: https://rocwiki.org/Asian_Food

https://rocwiki.org/Chinese_Food

General area and if you follow South Clinton north from there, you go through the South Wedge neighborhood before you get to Downtown: https://goo.gl/maps/wcYFMsnTwG12

https://rocwiki.org/Highland_Park_Neighborhood
https://rocwiki.org/Swillburg
https://rocwiki.org/South_Wedge
Also, this neighborhood in that same quadrant is also nearby and quite popular: https://rocwiki.org/Park_Avenue

https://goo.gl/maps/5cwm321fH4t

Another nearby quadrant neighborhood: https://rocwiki.org/Monroe_Village

https://maps.google.com/?q=near%2063...07&hl=en&gl=us
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Old 06-09-2017, 09:25 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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Another option may be cities with a college town area, but that may also have other areas that could work as well.
Yea, that also works. In addition to the ones mentioned, there's also Pittsburgh's Oakland/Shadyside/Squirrel Hill area as noted here which is due to the large number of universities and hospitals in the area. The other alternative within Pittsburgh is the Strip District which is also where a lot of the Asian restaurants buy their goods from.

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Old 06-09-2017, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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Well, I'm certainly hoping someone brings out some really good other options as a pleasant surprise.

Something just occurred to me. I know that Saint Louis in the Tower Grove South / East neighborhoods (which are quite walkable) have a large Vietnamese immigrant population. Meanwhile, the Delmar Loop / University City area which is also walkable has a lot of East Asian professionals and students which means it's likely to have pretty good offerings. I think Saint Louis, then, might be a reasonable affordable option.
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Yea, that also works. In addition to the ones mentioned, there's also Pittsburgh's Oakland/Shadyside/Squirrel Hill area as noted here which is due to the large number of universities and hospitals in the area. The other alternative within Pittsburgh is the Strip District which is also where a lot of the Asian restaurants buy their goods from.
I appreciate your thoughts. Yeah I inquired about STL earlier upthread and a couple years ago I posted a similar question in the STL forum. Honestly responses were quite disappointing...although I believe I had read on wikipedia that the Central West End had a high number of Chinese residents, everyone seemed to think that the real concentration of Asian establishments were much farther out in much less walkable territory. Anyway, I don't have much experience in STL so I'd like to get back there for an updated impression.

I visited Pittsburgh about 4 years ago and really loved the city, but we were less than impressed with our Asian dining experience. I do think we had a very small sample size from the brief 3-day trip and I would also love to give it another try. In any case, I don't want to sound like some absurd snob. I love visiting cool places regardless of the Asian food...that really only comes into play if I'm gonna be spending a month or more somewhere.
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Old 06-09-2017, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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Ruminating on this topic some more, I wonder about Columbus and Phoenix as well. I have almost zero experience with these cities but feel there's potential in both places as both have a strong higher ed presence within a larger metro area. There certainly could be a cross-section of more traditional walkable neighborhoods, Asian presence, and university-type walkability.
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Old 07-25-2017, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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Just throwing this out there for ckhthankgod more than anything...visited Buffalo briefly (24 hours) a couple weeks ago. Westside Bazaar was pretty good. Also thought pretty highly of a Chinese place out by the University of Buffalo's main campus.

Of course neither was in a walkable area, although Westside Bazaar is fairly close to Elmwood Village.
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Old 02-20-2018, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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So I was in Houston this past weekend. First time since 2014...nearly 4 years! Anyway, reminded me of what an incredibly strong Chinese community and Asian food the area offers. Unfortunately I don't think there was much of a cross section of walkability/vibrancy with the Asian concentration, but still pretty cool.

I'll be visiting both Austin and Dallas later this year so will see how these places fit my criteria. Funny enough, 2014 was my last time at any of these cities too. So I guess every four years I take a tour through Texas for some reason.
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Old 02-20-2018, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Had no idea East Lansing was 11% Asian. Little smaller than I thought though
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Old 02-21-2018, 01:20 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Look at Tacoma. Pretty affordable, very walkable in certain neighborhoods, and great Asian food. The Lincoln District comes to mind, but downtown, 6th ave, and Stadium District are worth looking at too. Also have the advantage of being in a major metro area with many Asian immigrants and some very yummy food.
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Old 02-21-2018, 04:30 AM
 
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Parts of South Philly, although the affordability aspect may change.
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