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Old 07-20-2019, 11:09 PM
 
Location: San Francisco/East Bay and Los Angeles, formerly DC and Boston
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Los Angeles - LA River, Phoenix - Salt River, Santa Fe - Rio Grande
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Old 07-21-2019, 05:51 AM
 
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DC is nice with Potomac and Anacostia ....especially around National Harbor and the Wharf area.
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Old 07-21-2019, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Chicago (from pittsburgh)
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Chicago utilizes its river very very well, despite the river's small size.
https://urbanmatter.com/chicago/wp-c...elebration.jpg

My other vote is for Pittsburgh, which has 3 huge rivers surrounding downtown and many other rivers in the region. Pittsburgh could definitely utilize its riverfronts more, but the potential is there!
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DOd8AKTU8AAIEQY.jpg
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Old 07-21-2019, 08:45 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Los Angeles - LA River, Phoenix - Salt River, Santa Fe - Rio Grande
The Los Angeles River is probably the most recognizable river in America, even though many donít realize itís one. Everyone around the world knows the paved over section from movies, tv, video games, music videos, etc.
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Old 07-21-2019, 11:01 AM
 
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There is a difference between a river city and a city with a river.

Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, New Orleans are the former, Boston Chicago, San Antonio are the latter
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Old 07-21-2019, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Minneapolis and Saint Paul. Saint Paul feels more like a river city, though.



For towns, Stillwater is really charming.



New Orleans is a classic river city as well.
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Old 07-21-2019, 06:10 PM
 
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La Crosse, WI was what came to mind when I saw this thread. Dubuque, IA is a good candidate too.
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Old 07-21-2019, 10:08 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Los Angeles - LA River, Phoenix - Salt River, Santa Fe - Rio Grande
Santa Fe is on the Santa Fe River that eventually flows into the Rio Grande near Cochiti Pueblo, 20+ miles downstream. Albuquerque is on the Rio Grande.
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Old 07-21-2019, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Pierre, S. Dakota on the Missouri is cool.
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Old 07-22-2019, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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IMHO there's river cities and there's river cities, if you know what I mean.

Some cities are technically on a river - or at least have a river going through them - but don't feel like river cities, because they're either also on a lake (Chicago, Milwaukee), actually on the ocean (NYC), or very close to the ocean (Philadelphia, DC).

Other cities are what you'd consider to be true "river cities" but are located on relatively small river systems, so while the river helps to define the geography of the city, it resulted in their being a relatively small "hinterland" which was connected in the early days by riverine traffic. Hartford, Albany, Richmond, San Antonio, and Portland are all examples of this.

But when people really think about "river cities" generally speaking they typically mean those cities which are part of the great Mississippi-Missouri Watershed, since they were all so heavily commercially interconnected early in U.S. history. Particularly those directly on the Ohio, Mississippi, or Missouri, like Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Louisville, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Memphis, and New Orleans.
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