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Old 10-13-2019, 08:24 PM
 
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Percentage wise, I'd say

1 Toronto
2 Seattle
3 Houston
4 Austin
5 San Francisco
6 Las Vegas
7 Reno
8 Sacramento
9 Phoenix
10 Boston
11 Dallas
12 New York City
13 Los Angeles
14 Charlotte
15 Columbus
16 Grand Rapids
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Old 10-14-2019, 04:51 PM
 
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Percentage wise, I'd say

1 Toronto
2 Seattle
3 Houston
4 Austin
5 San Francisco
6 Las Vegas
7 Reno
8 Sacramento
9 Phoenix
10 Boston
11 Dallas
12 New York City
13 Los Angeles
14 Charlotte
15 Columbus
16 Grand Rapids
Other Canadian cities are changing almost as fast as Toronto.
The whole country, in fact, is going through a shift regarding urban development that is unparalleled in the states.
It feels like all major Canadian cities have all step up to another level at the same time, from Halifax to Victoria

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Old 10-14-2019, 10:19 PM
 
Location: White Rock BC
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For it's metro size, Vancouver has a lot of high rises but that can be deceptive. Many cities have height restrictions for differing reasons like Vancouver for it's mountain views or Ottawa and Washington to ensure the primacy of Parliament Hill or Capitol Hill respectively.

Where Vancouver is very unique is that it also has a very strict footprint restriction. This is {supposedly} to make sure that ;large footprint buildings to not impede the view corridors. This has resulted in Vancouver having many high rises but having VERY thin ones. Your "average" condo/apt or office tower in Vancouver wouldn't have half the units/tenants or space as your average Toronto one even at the same height. When you are in Vancouver and then go to other high rise cities the difference is glaring. Vancouver high rises would be viewed as toothpicks in every other city.

This can effect how we view a city's building record. In Vancouver it can mean having to build 2 or even 3 buildings to equate what just one would do in another city. In a land constrained city like Vancouver with mountains, ocean, and the US border, it is a very bad usage of precious land and very poor urban planning.

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Old 10-14-2019, 10:48 PM
 
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It's the floorplate limits, wide spacing between towers, and townhouse podiums. And heights...wasn't it 100 meters in a lot of core areas for a long time? Apparently a lot of these rules have improved, but still it's a city (a marvelous city in many ways) where I keep feeling like I'm not quite in the middle of things.
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Old 10-15-2019, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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As for the rest of your statement, what has happened in Boston has happened in ATL. It just feels different in Atlanta because we are talking entire city area/neighborhoods East of 85. It is a different planet than it used to be. We're not talking tear downs like the ones we see in Dorchester.. We are talking wild and dramatic shifts that go beyond gentrification.
I would rep you for this if I could.

I couldn't agree more. There have been some very impressive changes in Boston (I love it as you do), but Atlanta is basically reinventing itself. The changes have been dramatic, and now it's happening in the West Midtown Howell Mill/Marietta Street corridor. This former industrial area is exploding with new construction, probably kickstarted by the adaptive reuse White Provisions development. It's an incredibly exciting time to live here and witness the transformation taking place all over town.
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Old 10-15-2019, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Greater Boston (Formerly Orlando and New York)
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Percentage wise, I'd say

1 Toronto
2 Seattle
3 Houston
4 Austin
5 San Francisco
6 Las Vegas
7 Reno
8 Sacramento
9 Phoenix
10 Boston
11 Dallas
12 New York City
13 Los Angeles
14 Charlotte
15 Columbus
16 Grand Rapids

Id throw LA above NYC. Throw Boston above Reno. But Raleigh inbetween Dallas and Phoenix.
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Old 10-15-2019, 12:21 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Id throw LA above NYC. Throw Boston above Reno. But Raleigh inbetween Dallas and Phoenix.
And a glaring omission to this list is Atlanta.
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Old 10-17-2019, 11:20 AM
 
Location: ATLANTA
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My top 4 would be Miami, Nashville, Seattle and Austin
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Old 10-17-2019, 12:34 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Nashville has to be included in this. It's transformed itself in the last several years to an upper tier city.
Nashville gets mentioned a lot on city-data as far as cites to move to for young families.
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Old 10-22-2019, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Austin - Witnessing the growth the past few years has been staggering. Apple is beginning to build it's new campus up north, Domain is continuing to expand and evolve.
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