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Old 10-16-2018, 07:12 AM
 
Location: New York City
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On the other hand, Vermont would win for the least. And God bless the regional and city planners for that.
Vermont is too rural to be overwhelmed with strip malls (not a bad thing).

I think from a major metro level, areas like Philadelphia and Boston are the clear winners in keeping their respective ares limited from standard suburban sprawl. It of course exists, but the more I travel around the country for work, the more I appreciate the quality of the build environment in those two metros.
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Old 10-16-2018, 09:39 AM
 
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Definitely the sunbelt states, esp Texas (and the sheer surface lots of Texas strip malls)

Don't see as much constant strip malls in northern or mid-atlantic states.
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Old 10-16-2018, 10:54 AM
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On the other hand, Vermont would win for the least. And God bless the regional and city planners for that.

I recently went back to Burlington for the first time in about 15 years and was appalled by the number of strip malls, most of which look run down and sleazy. The rest of the state just doesn't have enough population to support them.
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Old 10-16-2018, 11:29 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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California, Texas and Florida due to the sheer size of those states and the number of metro areas with sprawling suburbs. New Jersey probably has the greatest density of strip malls.
This.
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Old 10-16-2018, 11:31 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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On the other hand, Vermont would win for the least. And God bless the regional and city planners for that.
I don't associate New England with strip malls at all. The built environment is too aged and established to accommodate them.
And yes, thank God for that.
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Old 10-16-2018, 11:44 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Vermont is too rural to be overwhelmed with strip malls (not a bad thing).

I think from a major metro level, areas like Philadelphia and Boston are the clear winners in keeping their respective ares limited from standard suburban sprawl. It of course exists, but the more I travel around the country for work, the more I appreciate the quality of the build environment in those two metros.
I love the urban villages scattered throughout both of these metros, and lament that this fell out of favor in the car-centric, post-WWII (and largely Sunbelt)period of urban development.
Glad to see the School of New Urbanism stepping in to remedy this developmental hiccup.
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Old 10-17-2018, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Chibostoncaliseattle
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Don't underestimate Illinois/Chicagolands unique ability to consume. Strip malls line seemingly every major road within 40 miles of the city, in every direction.
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Old 10-17-2018, 10:58 AM
 
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it's sure not MA, NH, or ME. We could use a few more of them in Boston TBH.

https://goo.gl/maps/s5a1SEQGfn12

trying to pop into cvs after work at 530 on a tuesday? this road will be backed up as far as you can see in either direction and finding a simple parking spot will be a nightmare
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Old 10-17-2018, 11:07 AM
 
Location: New York City
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it's sure not MA, NH, or ME. We could use a few more of them in Boston TBH.

https://goo.gl/maps/s5a1SEQGfn12

trying to pop into cvs after work at 530 on a tuesday? this road will be backed up as far as you can see in either direction and finding a simple parking spot will be a nightmare
Where are you going to put a strip mall in Boston?? That would also be a travesty for Boston.
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Old 10-17-2018, 11:16 AM
 
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Where are you going to put a strip mall in Boston?? That would also be a travesty for Boston.
we got a few. the classic:

https://goo.gl/maps/pUEibizRnTR2


here's a real gem:

https://goo.gl/maps/ouMaSo5aqo72


biggest and baddest of all - this one is credited for revitalizing the neighborhood:

https://goo.gl/maps/2p1Rgeazk5t

have shopped there a bunch definitely a huge asset for the area
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