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Old 10-30-2008, 07:53 PM
Location: Houston
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how would you rank the different areas of your town? Which areas are your favorite? which areas do you hate?

my ranking for Houston would be:
1. Downtown- love the theater district and discovery green
2. Uptown- great places to shop and eat and i live here
3. Rice Village- love the bars and the proximity to rice university
4. Midtown- best clubs in town but it's still in the revitalizing stage. some areas are still sketchy.
5. Texas Medical Center- example of good urban planning. on the rail line.
6. Memorial Park- the trails are top notch but i hate that i have to drive there to get to it. would be nice if there was a rail line to get you to the park.
7. Museum District- good way to spend a saturday afternoon. herman park is our very own central park
8. River Oaks- the best movies are shown at the river oaks theater. nice houses to look at which but i'll never be able to afford to live there.
9. Greenway- the area lacks charm. a few bland office buildings with a megachurch right smack in the middle of it.
10. Everything east of Downtown- i hate this area...smells bad and most of it is rundown.
11. The burbs- traffic going out to these areas are a nightmare and lack of interesting things to do or see.
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:37 AM
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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1) Downtown - I will take a few blocks of fun over large and empty any time. Monument Circle, is great; but it is the movie theater and grocery store that do it for me!

2) Broad Ripple - The Ave has many great shops and food, and the surrounding neighborhood is walkable and safe.

3) Fountain Square - Indy's best kept secret. The theater building and businesses along Virginia Ave rival that of many other neighborhoods.

4) Mass Ave - Technically downtown, but set apart just enough to get its own mention. Theaters and art gallaries line the main drag, and is surrounded by nice condos and such.

5) Irvington - The giant old houses, Lazy Daze Coffee, Irvington is a great neighborhood to call home. It is not a lively place as far as things to do if you are not a local; but it is a great liveable neighborhood.

6) Lockerbie/Old Northside/St. Joseph/Fall Creek Place - Great neighborhoods north of downtown.

7) Garfield Park - Best park in the city; the neighborhood is involved and intact.

8) South Broad Ripple - Improving area, good to see.

9) Little Flower - Nice urban neighborhood of bungalows.

10) Woodruff Place - Similar to Irvington, but smaller in land area; great urban area!
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