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Old 10-25-2017, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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I looked up its definition:


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That being said, the OP still needs to clarify what he meant when he used the term because it has some differing and varying definitions that can go many different ways with interpretation.

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Old 10-25-2017, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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The Twin Cities, DFW to a lesser extent.
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Old 10-25-2017, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Downtown Chicago
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Old 10-25-2017, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Downtown Chicago
By every definition yes.
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Old 10-26-2017, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and wherever planes fly
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Charlotte for sure absurdly so actually for those who like a bit of grit it's not the place. Austin, Raleigh, definitely Seattle, Denver, Toronto, Minneapolis, San Diego, most of Dallas, Phoenix. I get the feeling Tampa might be but I haven't been there before to verify.
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Old 10-26-2017, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Charlotte for sure absurdly so actually for those who like a bit of grit it's not the place. Austin, Raleigh, definitely Seattle, Denver, Toronto, Minneapolis, San Diego, most of Dallas, Phoenix. I get the feeling Tampa might be but I haven't been there before to verify.
As someone who lives in the city of Phoenix, I can tell you that our poor areas are definitely gritty, at least by West Coast standards.

Maryvale (I-17 to 83rd Ave between I-10 and Camelback), South Phoenix (48th St to 19th Ave between the Salt River and Baseline) and "the Barrios"(16th St to 23rd Ave between Buchanan and Durango) are definitely gritty
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Old 10-26-2017, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and wherever planes fly
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As someone who lives in the city of Phoenix, I can tell you that our poor areas are definitely gritty, at least by West Coast standards.

Maryvale (I-17 to 83rd Ave between I-10 and Camelback), South Phoenix (48th St to 19th Ave between the Salt River and Baseline) and "the Barrios"(16th St to 23rd Ave between Buchanan and Durango) are definitely gritty
But Tempe and Glendale and much of phoenix are beautiful. Nice light rail cars too. they are fancy! Cannot say the same for most cities.
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Old 10-27-2017, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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I'm originally from Oregon and spent a lot of time in Portland...I personally wouldn't consider it polished
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Old 10-27-2017, 02:55 PM
 
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I understand that it's subjective, but these places, have a certain polished feeling. Some like it, some don't, politics aside. Where else in the USA has a similar feeling?
If referencing newer, cleaner core development minus an underlying gritty aspect I would throw in cities like DC, Boston, Raleigh, Charlotte and Minneapolis.
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Old 10-27-2017, 07:36 PM
 
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I also had a question of what "polished" means. I would personally define it as buildings, either new or old that have been well taken care of. In that case most major metros, (not all), do a pretty decent job as being "polished". (Perhaps NYC, especially Manhattan due to the high property values would rank #1 here).

If you define it more narrowly, then the newer growing cities would rank high, and the OP would be correct with Seattle, Denver, Portland definitely in the mix. Would add Dallas, Atlanta, Phoenix, as larger cities, and countless other smaller cities.
Atlanta is not polish or sterile or new feeling. I don't know why people keep saying this. Atlanta to me can be a fairly dirty and gritty city.

Compare the central cores of say...Atlanta to Austin or even Charlotte and there's a massive difference in feel. Atlanta is a rapidly growing sunbelt city, yet doesn't give a new, sterile feeling that you feel in other cities. Same with Houston actually. Houston and Atlanta to me are both gritty cities.
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