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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 06-24-2008, 07:23 PM
 
Location: San Francisco/East Bay and Los Angeles, formerly DC and Boston
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Old 06-24-2008, 07:30 PM
 
Location: USA
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Lincoln Park Chicago or either Lakeview Chicago.

Everything is affordable, people are out at all times so there's always stuff to do. Neighborhoods are reasonably affordable. Great nightlife, proximity to the beach, restaurants, bars, cultural events, music venues, parks...

Both are great urban neighborhoods.
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Old 06-24-2008, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Just out of sheer curiosity, why did you limit your list to these? Are these all neighborhoods that you are actively trying to decide between as you ponder relocation, or did you try to pull one upper-middle-class mixed-use neighborhood from as many larger cities as possible? I only ask this because I would have presumed that in Boston the Beacon Hill neighborhood would have trumped the Back Bay. Also, when it comes to Philadelphia "Center City" is one giant neighborhood, of which Society Hill is a sub-neighborhood. I'm not trying to be picky; I'm just curious.
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Old 06-24-2008, 08:00 PM
 
Location: San Francisco/East Bay and Los Angeles, formerly DC and Boston
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Just out of sheer curiosity, why did you limit your list to these?
I've been to all of them, and each is a credit to this country's ability to create interesting neighborhoods. Also, didn't want to count small city neighborhoods in places like Savannah, Charleston, or Santa Fe that don't have access to a major job market.

You're right about definitions, but neighborhoods in my mind often don't fit into perfectly defined areas like zips and census tracts.
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Old 06-24-2008, 09:40 PM
 
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Just out of sheer curiosity, why did you limit your list to these? Are these all neighborhoods that you are actively trying to decide between as you ponder relocation, or did you try to pull one upper-middle-class mixed-use neighborhood from as many larger cities as possible? I only ask this because I would have presumed that in Boston the Beacon Hill neighborhood would have trumped the Back Bay. Also, when it comes to Philadelphia "Center City" is one giant neighborhood, of which Society Hill is a sub-neighborhood. I'm not trying to be picky; I'm just curious.
Plenty of interesting neigborhoods in most big cities. I don't know whether maybe the OP was picking a representative neighborhood for each city listed. Others come to mind. In NYC, you might consider some mid-town areas, as well as the Village, just to name another couple of possibilities. It all depends on personal taste, and what appeals to the individual. The same is true of Beacon Hill vs. Back Bay. I wouldn't necessarily say one trumps the other. It depends on what you prefer. If you like narrow, sloping cobblestone streets and small neighborhood shops, it's Beacon Hill, but you'd likely find Back Bay more to your liking if you prefer broad streets, coffee shops, and upscale fashion-oriented stores.
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Old 06-24-2008, 09:50 PM
 
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Vote for your favorite large city neighborhood.
my favorite large city neighborhood?

the one I live in of course.
(it's in Chicago, but it's NOT Lincoln Park)
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Old 06-24-2008, 10:00 PM
 
Location: yeah
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If I was going to pick, it would not be one from a trite list like that.
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Old 06-24-2008, 10:11 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Bouffant Circle, Washington, DC
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Old 06-24-2008, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Rockridge in Oakland is the best neighborhood in the WWOOOORRRRLLLLDD!!

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Old 06-25-2008, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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i chose Gaslamp b/c i disagreed with the NY, Philly & DC neighborhoods

for NYC - LES, Chelsea, SoHo/NoHo

for Philly - Old City, Queen Village/Headhouse Square

DC - Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan
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