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Old 02-21-2018, 08:37 AM
 
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Had no idea East Lansing was 11% Asian. Little smaller than I thought though
Yes, but it is an example of a college town that could fit. Together with Lansing, which it is attached to, there are about 160-170,000 people combined. To the east of East Lansing is Okemos in Meridian Township, where 13% of the residents in that school district are Asian. Many people that live there are affiliated with MSU and much of the big box shopping on that side of town is there. So, there is a substantial Asian population in that area.

What make it interesting is that you have 2 legitimate Downtown options, along a couple of other districts(REO Town and Old Town both in Lansing) between the 2 cities. It’s bus system (CATA) isn’t too bad either. For more, the Detroit area is only about an hour to hour and a half away.

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Old 02-22-2018, 08:28 PM
 
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University Ave. between Lexington and Rice in St Paul is lined with Asian restaurants and is quite walkable. It's the dividing line between the frogtown and Suimmit-University neighborhoods. Despite its name, there is no university anywhere near this area, just lots of 1st and 2nd generation SE Asians.
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Old 02-22-2018, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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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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Parts of South Philly, although the affordability aspect may change.
Yeah the Seattle and Philly areas are definitely on my list.

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University Ave. between Lexington and Rice in St Paul is lined with Asian restaurants and is quite walkable. It's the dividing line between the frogtown and Suimmit-University neighborhoods. Despite its name, there is no university anywhere near this area, just lots of 1st and 2nd generation SE Asians.
Thanks, this is helpful! I visited this area once so I have an idea but didnt spend a lot of time on Univ.
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Old 02-23-2018, 07:55 AM
 
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Yes, but it is an example of a college town that could fit. Together with Lansing, which it is attached to, there are about 160-170,000 people combined. To the east of East Lansing is Okemos in Meridian Township, where 13% of the residents in that school district are Asian. Many people that live there are affiliated with MSU and much of the big box shopping on that side of town is there. So, there is a substantial Asian population in that area.

What make it interesting is that you have 2 legitimate Downtown options, along a couple of other districts(REO Town and Old Town both in Lansing) between the 2 cities. Itís bus system (CATA) isnít too bad either. For more, the Detroit area is only about an hour to hour and a half away.
Just to add to this, the Detroit suburbs closest to the Lansing area like Novi, Northville, Farmington/Farmington Hills, West Bloomfield, etc. have relatively high Asian percentages as well. Out of these, Farmington is walkable and is about 16-17% Asian, but I'm not sure about Asian restaurants there. https://www.google.com/maps/@42.4649...7i13312!8i6656


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Northville has a walkable area, but most of the area Asian population is in more stereotypical suburban areas.
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Old 02-26-2018, 12:13 PM
 
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Chicago is great. Chinatown has great Chinese food and Uptown has great SE Asian food. Both areas are very walkable. Don't forget Devon Ave with tons of Indian places.
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Old 02-26-2018, 08:50 PM
 
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Just to add to this, the Detroit suburbs closest to the Lansing area like Novi, Northville, Farmington/Farmington Hills, West Bloomfield, etc. have relatively high Asian percentages as well. Out of these, Farmington is walkable and is about 16-17% Asian, but I'm not sure about Asian restaurants there. https://www.google.com/maps/@42.4649...7i13312!8i6656


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Northville has a walkable area, but most of the area Asian population is in more stereotypical suburban areas.
I will have to visit someday to have an idea. But my first impressions from yelp aren't terribly positive.

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Chicago is great. Chinatown has great Chinese food and Uptown has great SE Asian food. Both areas are very walkable. Don't forget Devon Ave with tons of Indian places.
Absolutely. I know Chicago well so this is a major contender, and starting tomorrow we're taking a big step towards it being part of the "rotation" lol.
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Old 02-27-2018, 07:19 AM
 
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Not sure about Champaign-Urbana, but Ithaca has restaurants in its Downtown and its Collegetown district near Cornell University.

I know in Syracuse, the Crouse/Marshall Street and Westcott Street business districts near Syracuse University has multiple Asian restaurants. Panda West, a Cantonese restaurant is one on Marshall Street that is pretty good.

Then, on the Northside, you have multiple Vietnamese restaurants(New Century appears to be a pretty good one), along with Asian markets as well.

Around the University it is largely students/staff affiliated with the colleges or hospitals nearby(mainly East and South Asian). On the Northside, it is primarily a Refugee/Immigrant based community(mainly SE Asian and some Bhutanese).

Downtown has some Asian restaurants as well.


East Lansing MI, which is about 11-12% Asian has some restaurants on Grand River Avenue.
As for the bolded, the zip code that those areas(13210) are in is about 12% Asian(2016 census info, also about 20% Black and 7-8% Hispanic), with overwhelmingly in/around this area south of East Genesee Street: https://www.planning.org/greatplaces...ersityhill.htm (more info mentioned earlier in the thread)


A more residential area just east of Syracuse University's South Campus in the zip(suggest the portion around and east of Jamesville Avenue): OCNA - Outer Comstock Neighborhood Association (OCNA) - Syracuse, New York
OCNA - About | Outer Comstock Neighborhood Association (OCNA) - Syracuse, New York
New builds in the neighborhood: Xavier Woods Homes


Area east of its main campus: UNPA | University Neighborhood Preservation Association


It is a relatively affordable area as well: https://www.cnyrealtor.com/index.php..._zip.eq.13210)


With this said, it may not be a good fit for some.
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Old 02-27-2018, 10:45 AM
 
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It can vary by what Asian cultures you're looking for. Or is the point to have all the major ones covered?

Chicago strikes me as a great combination of walkable and affordable. However the population figures aren't compelling.

Overall Chicago is not very Asian...6.0% in 2015, with Chinese, Indian, and Filipino being the only categories over 1%. Cook county was a hair above that.

Seattle is more expensive and not as dense, but was 14.2% Asian in 2015 with every major Census category over 1%, i.e. more coverage of various countries. King County was a hair above that.

Houston's numbers were close to Chicago's. Harris County was a hair above that.

Portland's percentages were 7.6%, with the majority of that being Chinese or Vietnamese. There's no mega-county to be an equivalent.

The college-town focus might be a smart idea, but that seems like plentiful cheap takeout vs. great sit-down places.
Seattle has a several walkable, vibrant neighborhoods with outstanding Asian food - the problem is none of them would be considered affordable. Same with SF and LA.

Portland is probably the most affordable West Coast city that has what you're looking for, but still far from cheap.
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Old 02-27-2018, 08:16 PM
 
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Have you been to Chinatown in Philadelphia?

It is by far one of the most vibrant and in tact chinatowns in the nation. SOOO many amazing food options and such an amazing Chinese culture, as well as some Japanese influences. It is FAR better than D.C chinatown and I will rate it #2 on the East Coast after NYC.

With that Philadelphia has the largest Vietnamese population in the US, so many great influences from there too.


Chinatown in Philadelphia is literally my favorite place in the city to go. So MANY great places and ALL so affordable.
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Old 02-27-2018, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Westminster/Huntington Beach, CA
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With that Philadelphia has the largest Vietnamese population in the US, so many great influences from there too.
Not even close.
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