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Old 05-19-2013, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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Boston has Downtown which includes Downtown Crossing, the Financial District, and Government Center. It also has the Prudential Center and the surrounding area in the Back Bay, the Longwood Medical Area which has a very large amount of office space although it is mostly hospitals and biomedical research centers, Kendall Square in Cambridge is also a major business center but these other business districts are never referred to as an uptown or midtown.
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:22 PM
 
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Minneapolis and St. Paul are both odd.

In Minneapolis, Uptown is south of Downtown, and Midtown is east of Uptown and also south of Downtown. Dinkytown is northeast.

In St. Paul, Lowertown is east of Downtown, and Frogtown is northwest of both.
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Limbo
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And West St. Paul is south of St. Paul.
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:00 PM
 
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Downtown = central business district with high rises, government offices, rail terminals (if applicable). Uptown = high income area of city (in most cases). Midtown if applicable, additional business district, lacking in many cities.
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Old 08-06-2013, 12:56 AM
 
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Downtown = central business district with high rises, government offices, rail terminals (if applicable). Uptown = high income area of city (in most cases). Midtown if applicable, additional business district, lacking in many cities.
I think that applies well in Toronto where we have a midtown (around Yorkville/Queen's Park) that many now consider to be part of downtown, and the affluent northern area centered around Yonge and St. Clair sort of functions as an "uptown."

Also isn't Upper NW DC often referred to as "uptown"?
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Old 08-06-2013, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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Downtown = central business district with high rises, government offices, rail terminals (if applicable). Uptown = high income area of city (in most cases). Midtown if applicable, additional business district, lacking in many cities.
This seems like the most accurate and simplified description of the question I was asking.

I do think this rule only applies in larger cities, usually with a metro of over 1 million. I say this because most smaller cities will definitely have a downtown, but may not have an uptown, and probably will not have a midtown. Also, in smaller or medium sized cities residential, business, offices, etc are all compiled into the downtown area. But this was the most accurate description, has helped clarify my view of what is uptown and what is downtown.
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Old 08-08-2013, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Is 'uptown' and 'midtown' really used outside of Manhattan and maybe a few big cities like Chicago?

I figured 'downtown' was just the centre of the city, the main financial/commercial and often entertainment district.
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Old 08-08-2013, 01:01 PM
 
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Downtown = central business district with high rises, government offices, rail terminals (if applicable). Uptown = high income area of city (in most cases). Midtown if applicable, additional business district, lacking in many cities.

In Minneapolis, downtown is a business, entertainment, shopping, nightlife, and historical district. Uptown is an entertainment and shopping district, and Midtown is mostly a cultural district.
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Old 08-08-2013, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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In Minneapolis, downtown is a business, entertainment, shopping, nightlife, and historical district. Uptown is an entertainment and shopping district, and Midtown is mostly a cultural district.
So which "town" has the urban residential population?
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Old 08-08-2013, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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Is 'uptown' and 'midtown' really used outside of Manhattan and maybe a few big cities like Chicago?

I figured 'downtown' was just the centre of the city, the main financial/commercial and often entertainment district.
Uptown and midtown seem to more or less apply to the larger cities, where every town and city has a downtown.

Atlanta, Minneapolis, Chicago, New York, Seattle, and a few other cities are the only ones with uptown, midtown, and downtown.
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