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Old 11-04-2018, 02:37 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Walnut Creek, CA, though half the population reminds me of Bellevue.
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Old 11-04-2018, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Arlington, VA
Evanston, IL
I agree with Evanston.
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Old 11-04-2018, 03:45 PM
 
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Frisco TX? It's not urban at all. Some people are really not getting what Bellevue is.

Evanston and Clayton are more like it, though they're in areas that were developed much earlier vs. DT Bellevue which was mostly horticulture until mid-century.
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Old 11-04-2018, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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There is nothing urban about Bellvue, it is a smaller Mississauga.
I would actually make the argument that Bellevue is more urban than Mississauga. Mississauga is just a bunch of randomly placed residential high-rises around a mall, essentially a modern commie block. Bellevue on the other hand has it's high-rises come right up to the street and there are also many shops that line the streets as well as office buildings.


Missisauga
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.5897...7i16384!8i8192
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.5854...7i16384!8i8192
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.5872...7i13312!8i6656

Bellevue
https://www.google.com/maps/@47.6137...7i16384!8i8192
https://www.google.com/maps/@47.6174...7i16384!8i8192
https://www.google.com/maps/@47.6136...7i16384!8i8192


Now that being said Bellevue isn't super urban, and still has a suburban feel to it, but it's probably one of the most urban downtowns in North America that has been incorporated after WWII (1953)
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Old 11-04-2018, 07:07 PM
 
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Entirely wrong Jason. Mississaugua towers are mostly set back from the street, and often have big interior courtyards. Even the newer ones that go to the street -- finally some real urban formats -- often have two-story townhouses as part of the same development. In past decades many towers were built surface parking.

Bellevue isn't great urbanity, but it's not that.
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Old 11-04-2018, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Walk along dt Bellevue's main st, Bellevue Way and tell me how urban it is. It's not urban at all. The blocks are way too long. The streets are way to wide, and not many walkers. It's a typical suburban city.
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Old 11-04-2018, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Not wrong at all, have you been to Mississauga? All the new towers front directly on the street, they also all have underground parking. Looks exactly like Bellevue only on a larger scale.

Do you live in Bellevue? That would explain some things. Bellevue isn't urbanity at all, be real.
Mississauga


Bellevue


I don't know about you, but to me it looks like Bellevue has a denser built city layout, sure Bellevue can't hold a candle to the likes of NYC, SF or even Seattle, but I think that it's more urban than Mississauga.
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Old 11-04-2018, 07:43 PM
 
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Bellevue started building in an urban format in the mid-80s. Mississaugua started much more recently...after most current towers were already there.

Show us anything in Bellevue that's even remotely like this (the main mall): https://www.google.com/maps/@43.5931.../data=!3m1!1e3

Or these towers-in-a-park: https://www.google.com/maps/@43.5928.../data=!3m1!1e3

Or these office towers-in-parking-lots: https://www.google.com/maps/@43.5970.../data=!3m1!1e3

Or these: https://www.google.com/maps/@43.5896.../data=!3m1!1e3

Edit: Great comparison Grega. For the win. Even the mall is on 1/4 the land.
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