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View Poll Results: Of the following, which is the best urban neighborhood?
Georgetown, Washington DC 13 16.46%
Belltown, Seattle 2 2.53%
Lincoln Park, Chicago 17 21.52%
Pearl District, Portland 3 3.80%
Upper West Side, New York 7 8.86%
Society Hill, Philadelphia 9 11.39%
North Beach, San Francisco 15 18.99%
Uptown, Minneapolis 2 2.53%
Gaslamp, San Diego 2 2.53%
Back Bay, Boston 9 11.39%
Voters: 79. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-25-2008, 07:25 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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On the list: Uptown, Minneapolis. People can still actually afford to live there.

Off list: Washington Park, Denver. Ditto (though it's getting harder).
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Old 06-25-2008, 09:27 AM
 
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Back Bay in Boston with all the historic brownstones and narrow streets. It looks very "old world" and sophisticated.
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Old 06-25-2008, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Back Bay in Boston with all the historic brownstones and narrow streets. It looks very "old world" and sophisticated.
I thought Back Bay was the more "modern" neighborhood and Beacon Hill was the more historic neighborhood (at least that's what I saw the last time I was in town).
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Old 06-25-2008, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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I thought Back Bay was the more "modern" neighborhood and Beacon Hill was the more historic neighborhood (at least that's what I saw the last time I was in town).
The area west of Copley Square (where the Pru and John Hancock towers are) is modern but most of the Back Bay neighborhood is anything but. Old mansions and the busy shopping district on Newbury Street.

A photo blog: Boston Neighborhoods: The Back Bay (broken link)

I love Back Bay but my favorite neighborhoods in Boston are the North End, South End and Beacon Hill. The streets are narrower, the homes older, and they're much more "intimate" neighborhoods, IMO.
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Old 06-25-2008, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Where you wish you lived, LA
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SF's North Beach

Fairfax area in L.A
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Old 06-25-2008, 02:53 PM
 
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On the list: Uptown, Minneapolis. People can still actually afford to live there.
Lived there. Aside from a few blocks of businesses, it's hardly urban - in fact, it's almost surburban.
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Old 06-25-2008, 02:56 PM
 
Location: West LA
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Victorian Village/Short North, Columbus Ohio... yeah... I said it!
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Old 06-25-2008, 03:27 PM
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Lived there. Aside from a few blocks of businesses, it's hardly urban - in fact, it's almost surburban.
It's on the list, and it's in the city.
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Old 06-25-2008, 03:57 PM
 
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It's on the list, and it's in the city.
So it is. It is a very pretty area. I've always loved Calhoun and Isle's. Fun to walk/blade around. Minneapolis, in general, is a very pretty city. Just not urban. That's not a slam, but this poll is odd in that it has only a few neighborhoods, when you could fill up a poll with NYC neighborhoods alone.
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Old 06-25-2008, 04:28 PM
 
Location: The Powerhouse That Is California
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North Beach of course


cause its its in cali

and i love how chinatown and little italy sort of clash here
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