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Old 02-01-2013, 07:57 AM
 
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I wonder if there's any city in the USA 100 per cent European style, with peole living in buildings intead of houses all around the city?
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:24 AM
 
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I wonder if there's any city in the USA 100 per cent European style, with people living in buildings intead of houses all around the city?
I hope not. Sounds like it would be really crowded and dirty.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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In the city itself? New York City is the most urban, then Chicago followed by that. Most of the housing stock in the city center for a handful of miles is big time BUILDINGS. But in both cities there are homes..but they blend in. They aren't like the other US with big yards and what not. San Francisco, DC, and Boston come next with regards to urbanism.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:51 AM
 
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No way is Chicago ahead of San Francisco. In the former, yards and detached single family homes are very prevalent. Chicago isn't very European at all.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:54 AM
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No way is Chicago ahead of San Francisco. In the former, yards and detached single family homes are very prevalent. Chicago isn't very European at all.
And Chicago even has that a couple blocks from the Sears tower. Try finding anything suburban in Manhattan. Any other big city is going to have its sections of suburban.
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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I wonder if there's any city in the USA 100 per cent European style, with peole living in buildings intead of houses all around the city?
Even Northern European cities often houses in the outer portions of the city. Housing-wise, New York City wouldn't be too different from a European city in the sense of no houses nearby the center.
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:05 AM
 
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And Chicago even has that a couple blocks from the Sears tower. Try finding anything suburban in Manhattan. Any other big city is going to have its sections of suburban.
Well, in the extreme northern part of Manhattan, you do have single family houses and even a few yards, but it's nothing on the scale of Chicago.
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:08 AM
 
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And Chicago even has that a couple blocks from the Sears tower. Try finding anything suburban in Manhattan. Any other big city is going to have its sections of suburban.
Where is "yards and detached single family homes are very prevalent" within a couple of blocks of the Sears Tower? Sounds like you have a pretty loose definition of "couple blocks."
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:13 AM
 
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Well, in the extreme northern part of Manhattan, you do have single family houses and even a few yards, but it's nothing on the scale of Chicago.
I think you mean The Bronx. I don't know where there are any single family homes on the entire island of Manhattan. The outer boroughs: Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and, of course, Staten Island have neighborhoods with single family homes, but not Manhattan.
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:13 AM
 
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The main point is that there's not many places in the US where this is infact reality. A single family home does not mean suburban. There are SFH's in pretty much every city in the US especially if you go out far enough. There are SFHs in Chicago for example, but the buildings blend in until you go a few miles outside of the city center (which if you know anything about chicago is almost meaningless since there's a handful of centers of the city for activity).

The only way they're suburban is the building itself doesn't have high density, but it still blends in. There's also places that might look like houses in cities here that are infact 2, 3, and 4 flat apartments/condos.


There's only a handful of cities with any sort of real urbanism in them at a large-ish scale (NYC, Chicago, San Francisco, DC, Boston....LA in certain areas and some other cities in certain areas), but it's not as big as some European cities for sure. Manhattan might not have many SFHs but pretty much every other city in the US you can find some SFHs, even if they blend in with its surroundings and don't have a big yard, within a few miles.
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