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Old 06-25-2009, 09:40 PM
 
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Anyone have experience in both?

Actually thinking of a condensed walkable area with high Asian populations. Most of the San Gabriel Valley seems to be more suburban and spread out in nature, and very car-oriented.

Are there certain parts that aren't? Like Alhambra, from what I hear? Anywhere else? How is Monterey Park?

Additionally, I couldn't afford San Francisco itself, but for high asian neighborhoods, are there places in the Bay Area that might be better and possibly be condensed and somewhat walkable as well? This would include Oakland California, as I heard they have a pretty good chinatown there now.

How would someone compare to Honolulu as well?
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:38 PM
 
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Alhambra is pretty walkable. There are still a lot of cars, but there is a main street and a lot of nice walkable neighborhoods. Some parts are nice than others. I haven't spent much time in Monterey Park, but it feels less pedestrian-friendly.

Don't automatically discount all areas of SF out of hand; while it probably is going to be more expensive inside city limits, you might, depending on budget, get a good deal. The Richmond (that's the part of the city of SF, not the city of Richmond) has a very high Asian population, especially the Inner Richmond. I think people call it the "new chinatown." The main commercial strip along Clement is filled with Chinese (and some Vietnamese, Burmese, Thai, etc.) restaurants and stores. It's extremely walkable, near Golden Gate Park, the Presidio, has good bus connections to downtown, is pretty safe, and is cheaper than many SF neighborhoods. The Sunset is cheaper still, but it's quieter and, to me, anyway, is more boring. (same thing with the Outer Richmond) Inner Sunset has more going on.
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Old 06-26-2009, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Well by nature your wishes are going to be hard to meet.

The only place I'm drawin is Chinatown San Fran and NYC.
Maybe Seattle?
By Nature the asian population doesn't have a huge amount of money to blow on being in some nice urban location, they settle somewhere convenient and relatively cheap. The businesses start to cluster and then you have an Asian town born.
NONE of the Asian enclaves here in Dallas are very walkable.
So your match will be sort of hard to find.
Now I don't know the other areas as much, but what I understand Seattle Asian District is near Downtown. That may be what your looking for...?

Maybe Washington DC? But it's not strongly Asian... and Chicago too? also not that Asian... depending on where you are.

edit Pics of the ID (International District) or Chinatown...whatever its basically an Asian enclave belonging to all ethnic groups.
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