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Old 12-15-2018, 03:21 PM
 
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Not sure if that's supposed to be a snotty remark or not. If so, clearly you're not familiar with cities in general. I have seen many white collar workers on buses in NYC and DC for example as many better neighborhoods while central core aren't necessarily convenient to rail stops or conducive to owning a car.
That's exactly the point they made.
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Old 12-16-2018, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Midwest....
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Old 12-16-2018, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Richmond, VA, from Boston
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Richmond Va. It, and weather, are why I moved here. I don't miss Boston.
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Old 12-16-2018, 12:20 PM
 
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Not sure if that's supposed to be a snotty remark or not. If so, clearly you're not familiar with cities in general. I have seen many white collar workers on buses in NYC and DC for example as many better neighborhoods while central core aren't necessarily convenient to rail stops or conducive to owning a car.
It's easier to take comments at face value rather than trying to imagine some sort of opposite meaning.
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Old 12-16-2018, 11:03 PM
 
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Richmond Va. It, and weather, are why I moved here. I don't miss Boston.
I disagree. Richmond city downtown sucks. It’s trying to get better but it’s not keeping up with other cities it’s size like Nashville. The public transportation is getting better but that’s because it was basically nonexistent before. The only shopping is Willow Lawn which is ok. We’re starting to get acknowledged by some entertainers like Chris Rock and Steve Martin/ Martin Short came here. After work / school everybody leaves to go home to the counties. I’ll give Richmond some credit for umm our marathons and food trucks.
These are things I think of when I imagine an urban city. Alexandria is more urban in my opinion even without DC.
Excuse me I forgot to add Carytown. Which is the best part of Richmond.

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Old 12-17-2018, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Baltimore - Richmond
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I disagree. Richmond city downtown sucks. Itís trying to get better but itís not keeping up with other cities itís size like Nashville. The public transportation is getting better but thatís because it was basically nonexistent before. The only shopping is Willow Lawn which is ok. Weíre starting to get acknowledged by some entertainers like Chris Rock and Steve Martin/ Martin Short came here. After work / school everybody leaves to go home to the counties. Iíll give Richmond some credit for umm our marathons and food trucks.
These are things I think of when I imagine an urban city. Alexandria is more urban in my opinion even without DC.
Excuse me I forgot to add Carytown. Which is the best part of Richmond.
Do you realize how much larger Nashville is than Richmond??? Richmond does a fine job of keeping up with cities its size. Nearly the entire stretch of Broad Street from 18th street to maybe 5th street has been completely rehabbed in the last 5/10 years including performance venues(center stage, bringing back the National), hotels(Quirk etc), rooftop bars and business/boutiques and restaurants. Cary Town is packed most days after work hours. The city just added the pulse BRT. You have to actually compare Richmond to cities its size, not a city that is twice as large and currently smack in the middle of a boom.
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Old 12-17-2018, 06:56 AM
 
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smaller than the ones you mentioned, but very urban due to its location on an isthmus is Madison...which is a fantastic city, home to both the state capital and the Univ of Wisconsin. Very progressive city in a beautiful setting. Its downtown core is particularly dense, set between two lakes.

If Madison had the type of climate that people thought inviting, it probably would be a lot bigger than Austin is today.

I have to agree. Each time I visit Madison It seems to me to be out of place......in the industrial Midwest. Very attractive city and very dense central area. It could be the Austin of the Midwest eventually. Small metro, however.
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Old 12-17-2018, 11:36 AM
 
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Do you realize how much larger Nashville is than Richmond??? Richmond does a fine job of keeping up with cities its size. Nearly the entire stretch of Broad Street from 18th street to maybe 5th street has been completely rehabbed in the last 5/10 years including performance venues(center stage, bringing back the National), hotels(Quirk etc), rooftop bars and business/boutiques and restaurants. Cary Town is packed most days after work hours. The city just added the pulse BRT. You have to actually compare Richmond to cities its size, not a city that is twice as large and currently smack in the middle of a boom.
Youíre right. It seems Richmond is more comparable to Chattanooga than Nashville. I still donít find it urban but maybe Iím confusing urban and upper tier cities. Cincinnati seems urban to me.
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Old 12-17-2018, 11:38 AM
 
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Some specific places in this regard that come to mind are the Albany-Schenectady-Troy NY area cities, Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Lancaster, York and Harrisburg in PA. All have rowhouse neighborhoods.
A nice example from this city's 7th Street neighborhood: https://www.google.com/maps/@40.6112...6!9m2!1b1!2i37
http://www.7thstreetallentown.org/

From the city's more middle class West End Theater District: https://www.google.com/maps/@40.6037...6!9m2!1b1!2i37
Census Tract 002201 in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
https://www.discoverlehighvalley.com...district/2977/

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Old 12-17-2018, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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I swear I should move to PHilly. Wife would kill me though.
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