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Old 02-15-2012, 01:25 AM
 
Location: Minnesota, USA
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I completely disagree , by traditional downtown the OP doesn't mean tall buildings, he's simply talking about a traditional walkable downtown with storefronts and character. Rather than the Wal-Mart and Taco Bells on a highway like Pahrump.

I would say most towns in Nevada have a downtown.
Yes, I'm referring to towns and cities with downtowns as pictured above (except if they are solely for tourists), or perhaps larger downtowns with buildings and the like.
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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I completely disagree , by traditional downtown the OP doesn't mean tall buildings, he's simply talking about a traditional walkable downtown with storefronts and character. Rather than the Wal-Mart and Taco Bells on a highway like Pahrump.

I would say most towns in Nevada have a downtown.
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Yes, I'm referring to towns and cities with downtowns as pictured above (except if they are solely for tourists), or perhaps larger downtowns with buildings and the like.
See, I tole ya BigDave ....I think.
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:04 PM
 
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Our old downtown area in Ely is kind of like what you're looking for, if you don't mind the fact that about 1/2 of it is empty. Boulder City for sure, and even the older parts of Henderson are like that.
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:57 PM
 
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By "city" I meant any town or settlement or larger urbanization. I exclude suburbs, because they're really extensions of the city. In Minnesota - my state - almost all "towns" above 500 have a downtown.

Examples:

Ashland, WI (pop. 8,695)



Bayfield, WI (pop. 611)



Ely, MN (pop. 3,460 - lots of tourist activity, though)



Ortonville, MN (pop. 1,916)



Wheaton, MN (pop. 1,424)
Yes, but that's because cities in your state are pretty old compared to those in Nevada. They were established and probably had attained a fairly decent population for the time a long time ago. They were also probably some of the early industrial towns. Thus the city was built to be walkable since you didn't have anything to get around on other than a horse or your own feet, and you had a fair number of jobs in the city a relatively long time ago so a large number of people could be city dwellers.

Meanwhile in Nevada and the rest of the West a lot of the towns were simply commerical centers with a railroad line. Few people lived there, and they just provided services and transportation for goods created or obtained by rural dwellers engaged in agriculture or mining. For a lot of towns the stereotyical town in a Western that only has one or two major streets running the length of the town was pretty accurate. When the highway systems were built they followed the old roads a fair bit of the time so the town center laid out along the side of the road was just the continuation of a settlement pattern stretching back to the time the town or city was founded.
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:49 PM
 
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Default Hi Minden does have a small traditional downtown

The town of Minden has a website which show pictures.
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Deming, nm
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Default Update

Please, Update your information. A 2009, two/plus years old is not very much help.
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Old 07-03-2012, 04:07 PM
 
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Definitel NOT Mesquite. A downtown shopping area us what I miss the most. It looks like most of the old buildings on what would appear to be Main St have been torn down to make way for undeveloped dirt lots! I couldn't even tell someone which street would be considered Main St. Too bad when I look at some of the old places we have visited in other western states, Prescott, AZ, Cedar City p, UT, etc....



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Is there any city in Nevada with a "traditional" (pedestrian-oriented, non-tourist) downtown? Or do all the downtowns in Nevada consist of highway strips?
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:52 AM
 
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Carson City has been slowly improving its downtown for many years. There are nice sidewalks and fences on both sides of main street for at least a one mile portion of it. The best area is near the Capitol building and the legislature. There are a lot of fun shops, restaurants and quaint bars in "Telegraph Square". The Nevada State Museum and Children's museum is also in this radius. I think it is the best of all the Nevada towns.

I used to live in Minnesota and my family is from Wisconsin, so I know what you mean about traditional downtowns. I think most Nevada towns have something though: you just need to know where to look. I've seen lovely areas in Lovelock, Winnemucca and Ely as well.
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Old 07-11-2012, 01:11 AM
 
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Carson City has been slowly improving its downtown for many years. There are nice sidewalks and fences on both sides of main street for at least a one mile portion of it. The best area is near the Capitol building and the legislature. There are a lot of fun shops, restaurants and quaint bars in "Telegraph Square". The Nevada State Museum and Children's museum is also in this radius. I think it is the best of all the Nevada towns.

I used to live in Minnesota and my family is from Wisconsin, so I know what you mean about traditional downtowns. I think most Nevada towns have something though: you just need to know where to look. I've seen lovely areas in Lovelock, Winnemucca and Ely as well.

its more bar/restaurants then lil shops more like 2 or 3 streets. and not the type of little town the op i believe is looking for. the only time you see pedestirans is for the wine walk first of the month , protesters asking people to honk their horns and a lot of sad looking losers drifting from one casino to another. Me personally I dont call that a nice downtown.


can you tell me what fun shops are there? curious since I am livng here 6 yrs and have not seen anythiing that looks fun or interesting.


Now Gardnerville has a cute lil town with interesting shops
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Old 07-11-2012, 03:03 AM
 
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Lovelock has lovely areas????????????? humm maybe that is why OJ chose to live there lol ha ha
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