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Old 07-22-2014, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I could be wrong but doesn't Charlotte refer to their downtown area as Center City as well?
I believe Charlotte refers to their downtown as uptown.
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Old 11-09-2014, 12:07 AM
 
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I think uptown refers to not just a residential area but a very wealthy urban residential area. In NYC I believe it's specifically referring to the rich upper east side.

Downtowns usually have the biggest commercial buildings and are in the city's historic center but after suburban flight they generally became sketchier and more run down. This varied widely city by city though.

I believe Mid-town refers to a newer commercial downtown-like area that is generally cleaner and richer than the downtown with newer buildings. It's where new commercial building and development occurred to be closer to the rich people in up town.

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Old 11-09-2014, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I think uptown refers to not just a residential area but a very wealthy urban residential area. In NYC I believe it's specifically referring to the rich upper east side.

Downtowns usually have the biggest commercial buildings and are in the city's historic center but after suburban flight they generally became sketchier and more run down. This varied widely city by city though.

I believe Mid-town refers to a newer commercial downtown-like area that is generally cleaner and richer than the downtown with newer buildings. It's where new commercial building and development occurred to be closer to the rich people in up town.
Uptown in Manhattan is the very upper portion of the island which isn't a wealthy area, it is just the furthest north you can go in Manhattan.
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Old 11-09-2014, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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I think uptown refers to not just a residential area but a very wealthy urban residential area. In NYC I believe it's specifically referring to the rich upper east side.

Downtowns usually have the biggest commercial buildings and are in the city's historic center but after suburban flight they generally became sketchier and more run down. This varied widely city by city though.

I believe Mid-town refers to a newer commercial downtown-like area that is generally cleaner and richer than the downtown with newer buildings. It's where new commercial building and development occurred to be closer to the rich people in up town.
I don't think your consensus is accurate, except for the downtown maybe.
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Old 11-12-2014, 07:50 PM
 
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I get the sense that Uptown Manhattan is usually referred to as either UES/UWS or to north of 96th or 110th, but rarely both.
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Old 11-20-2014, 05:40 PM
 
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In my hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina....I would say is a small to midsized city, has downtown which is Centered on the southern part of the city, while Midtown is between downtown and North Raleigh.
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