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View Poll Results: Which is the most suburban feeling major city?
Jacksonville, Florida 7 12.07%
Columbus, Ohio 3 5.17%
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 2 3.45%
Orlando, Florida 8 13.79%
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 3 5.17%
Sacramento, California 3 5.17%
Fort Worth, Texas 1 1.72%
San Jose, California 10 17.24%
Phoenix, Arizona 12 20.69%
Las Vegas, Nevada 2 3.45%
Other 7 12.07%
Voters: 58. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-02-2017, 01:50 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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It's an odd choice of cities that are presented here.
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Old 07-02-2017, 01:56 PM
 
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All of the sunbelt cities look suburban to me outside of their downtown areas. Except in South Florida maybe.
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Old 07-02-2017, 02:02 PM
 
Location: USA
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Oklahoma City?
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Old 07-02-2017, 03:04 PM
 
Location: OH
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Charlotte is noticeably absent from this list.
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Old 07-02-2017, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Fort Worth, El Paso, and Albuquerque feel suburban, as they are all large sprawling cities with relatively small skylines and prodigious tracts of single family housing far from services. This is probably true of all 5 major desert metros (Phoenix, El Paso, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, Salt Lake City).
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Old 07-02-2017, 04:48 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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As the poster mentioned, Louisville does have extremely urban neighborhoods, including the area around Churchill Downs, and a very compact and dense downtown.

Baton Rouge and Colorado Springs do feel extremely suburban to me in their entirely. Baton Rouge's downtown isn't particularly dense and doesn't have a lot of skyscrapers. In fact before moving back to Louisiana I lived in Charleston, West Virginia, a much smaller city and Charleston WV has a similar sized skyline. The tallest building in Baton Rouge is the Louisiana state capitol at 29 stories I believe and this is a metro area of 800,000. The vast majority of the Baton Rouge city limits consists of single family homes and shopping centers. Even the ghetto here is dominated by detached houses and are not like the teeming slums of Baltimore, Detroit or Chicago. Baton Rouge IS a more modern city and most of it was developed after automobiles were invented. In comparison Charlotte has a rather dense downtown with a lot of high rises.

Large swaths of Fort Lauderdale are subdivisions and shopping centers. Miami is very urban though.
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Old 07-02-2017, 05:26 PM
 
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Suburban cities: San Antonio, San Diego, San Jose, Phoenix, Denver, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, L.A., Miami, and Sacramento
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Old 07-02-2017, 05:29 PM
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Location: Miami
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Charlotte and Nashville should be on here.

But I'm going with Charlotte.
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Old 07-02-2017, 05:33 PM
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Location: Miami
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As the poster mentioned, Louisville does have extremely urban neighborhoods, including the area around Churchill Downs, and a very compact and dense downtown.

Baton Rouge and Colorado Springs do feel extremely suburban to me in their entirely. Baton Rouge's downtown isn't particularly dense and doesn't have a lot of skyscrapers. In fact before moving back to Louisiana I lived in Charleston, West Virginia, a much smaller city and Charleston WV has a similar sized skyline. The tallest building in Baton Rouge is the Louisiana state capitol at 29 stories I believe and this is a metro area of 800,000. The vast majority of the Baton Rouge city limits consists of single family homes and shopping centers. Even the ghetto here is dominated by detached houses and are not like the teeming slums of Baltimore, Detroit or Chicago. Baton Rouge IS a more modern city and most of it was developed after automobiles were invented. In comparison Charlotte has a rather dense downtown with a lot of high rises.

Large swaths of Fort Lauderdale are subdivisions and shopping centers. Miami is very urban though.
I wouldn't exactly use "Very Urban" for Miami, just to clear this up before Urbanists come at you. But Miami has better Urban environments than the usual Sunbelt City, and it's also denser as well.
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Old 07-05-2017, 03:59 PM
 
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Suburban feeling cities.....lots of them.....Albuquerque, San Antonio, Phoenix, Tampa, OKC, Houston, even though there are skyscrapers all over it still feels open and sprawly and full of chains everywhere.

Baton Rouge has a better downtown than Albuquerque, BR doesn't feel too suburban to me probably because its a smaller city.
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