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Old 03-12-2018, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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Bellevue, WA is one...
Where else has a similar feel?
The area around the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City is similar. It's practically KC's 2nd downtown.
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Old 03-12-2018, 04:48 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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As far as the old moneyed wealth of the city and leafy mansion filled lanes, Mountain Brook Alabama and Buckhead share similarities. Of course Buckhead's skyline is more impressive on its own than downtown Birmingham.
OTOH, Highland Park Village would be a more beefed-up version of English Village in Mountain Brook.
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Face it folks, there is really nothing like Buckhead that combines the wealth, the acred estates with an almost rural character adjacent to high dollar retail and a skyline that many major cities would die for all within the core city as a neighborhood.
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:27 AM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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Tysons Corner is much more akin to the northern perimeter areas of Sandy Springs and Dunwoody than it is to Buckhead. Agree with previous posters that Bethesda would be the more equivalent DC area to Sandy Springs.
Tysons is a little bit ahead of Sandy Spring/Dunwoody though, I'd say those are a poor mans version of Tysons at best. I worked in the Dunwoody area when I lived there and it is extremely car oriented. Tysons, while car oriented has 4 metro stations now, they are planning improvements to the street grid and a local bus circulator. I believe the bike share already exists there as well.
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Face it folks, there is really nothing like Buckhead that combines the wealth, the acred estates with an almost rural character adjacent to high dollar retail and a skyline that many major cities would die for all within the core city as a neighborhood.
Yep, merge Central Park with west village, Beverly Hills and A1A in Miami and you get Buckhead.
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:58 AM
 
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Tysons is a little bit ahead of Sandy Spring/Dunwoody though, I'd say those are a poor mans version of Tysons at best. I worked in the Dunwoody area when I lived there and it is extremely car oriented. Tysons, while car oriented has 4 metro stations now, they are planning improvements to the street grid and a local bus circulator. I believe the bike share already exists there as well.
I agree that Perimeter is car-oriented but it has had MARTA stations for several years now and there have also been efforts made to make the area a bit more pedestrian-friendly, including several new TOD projects. I'm not sure if those things you mention make Tysons any more walkable than Perimeter at the present moment.
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:50 AM
 
Location: The City
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Yep, merge Central Park with west village, Beverly Hills and A1A in Miami and you get Buckhead.


aspects of all, not complete for any of them as a comparator




One thing about Buckhead, it doesn't deliver as an urban locale and that is its biggest short-coming for me


It still requires mostly uber or driving to really get to points


Its more a suburban commuter shed with a large commercial segment clustered


It offers fabulous suburban amenities in a pseudo urban form


An urban purist would be disappointed but for most people (urban purest are large minority (maybe not on CD)) its a tremendous location
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:57 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Tysons is a little bit ahead of Sandy Spring/Dunwoody though, I'd say those are a poor mans version of Tysons at best. I worked in the Dunwoody area when I lived there and it is extremely car oriented. Tysons, while car oriented has 4 metro stations now, they are planning improvements to the street grid and a local bus circulator. I believe the bike share already exists there as well.
So? They're still surrounded by huge 6-8 lane arterials, parking lots, strip malls, and even car dealerships.
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:03 AM
 
Location: The City
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So? They're still surrounded by huge 6-8 lane arterials, parking lots, strip malls, and even car dealerships.


agreed as Tysons is trying to retrofit crazy dis-jointed chaos of development and literally is boxed in by highways




that said the Metro access is better than any other being discussed


and haven't been to Tysons in a few years and am sure things are changing


but it was a mess not to long ago


I actually want to visit as think KOP in Philly could benefit from some aspects developed there (although even worse in KOP) but are getting multiple HR stops on an extension
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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aspects of all, not complete for any of them as a comparator




One thing about Buckhead, it doesn't deliver as an urban locale and that is its biggest short-coming for me


It still requires mostly uber or driving to really get to points


Its more a suburban commuter shed with a large commercial segment clustered


It offers fabulous suburban amenities in a pseudo urban form


An urban purist would be disappointed but for most people (urban purest are large minority (maybe not on CD)) its a tremendous location
Well just wipe anything in the sunbelt and much of anything outside the core city in the rest of the country off your list if that level of urbanity is the standard. Sorry, but the automobile has dictated growth patterns everywhere for close to a century now.
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