U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Urban Planning
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 08-08-2013, 02:51 PM
 
1,000 posts, read 1,502,318 times
Reputation: 729

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by ColdAilment View Post
So which "town" has the urban residential population?
Not sure I get the question exactly. All are "urban" and all have residential populations. I'm confused.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-08-2013, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
6,511 posts, read 9,044,918 times
Reputation: 5008
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bslette View Post
Not sure I get the question exactly. All are "urban" and all have residential populations. I'm confused.
Well a few people have posted that in the larger cities downtown is more of the financial district and uptown has more of the large apartments and condos. Just wondering if your take or experiences had been the same.

By what I understand so far, Downtown is the financial/banking/commercial district along with entertainment including pubs, clubs, bars, venues, theaters, etc, uptown is more of the urban residential district with a few shops but more parks etc, not quite sure what midtown is.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-08-2013, 05:56 PM
 
10,907 posts, read 9,316,798 times
Reputation: 6591
Downtown = south of 34th Street
Uptown = north of 59th Street
Midtown = Everything in between.

Wasn't that simple.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-08-2013, 08:22 PM
 
9,520 posts, read 14,812,547 times
Reputation: 9769
Quote:
Originally Posted by BBMW View Post
Downtown = south of 34th Street
Uptown = north of 59th Street
Midtown = Everything in between.

Wasn't that simple.
Simple, obvious, and wrong. That's a valid definition of Uptown (though others exclude the Upper East and Upper West Sides, there's a whole thread on it in the NYC forum), but Midtown extends at least to 31st street (Madison Square Garden/Penn Station and Macy's are certainly Midtown) and Downtown certainly doesn't extend north of 14th street (I wouldn't go anywhere near that far north myself; probably stop at Houston)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-08-2013, 08:57 PM
nei nei won $500 in our forum's Most Engaging Poster Contest - Thirteenth Edition (Jan-Feb 2015). 

Over $104,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum and additional contests are planned
 
Location: Long Island / NYC
45,983 posts, read 41,921,149 times
Reputation: 14804
Quote:
Originally Posted by nybbler View Post
Simple, obvious, and wrong. That's a valid definition of Uptown (though others exclude the Upper East and Upper West Sides, there's a whole thread on it in the NYC forum), but Midtown extends at least to 31st street (Madison Square Garden/Penn Station and Macy's are certainly Midtown) and Downtown certainly doesn't extend north of 14th street (I wouldn't go anywhere near that far north myself; probably stop at Houston)
I thought downtown stops once the street grid becomes completely regular.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-09-2013, 06:42 AM
 
1,000 posts, read 1,502,318 times
Reputation: 729
Quote:
Originally Posted by ColdAilment View Post
Well a few people have posted that in the larger cities downtown is more of the financial district and uptown has more of the large apartments and condos. Just wondering if your take or experiences had been the same.

By what I understand so far, Downtown is the financial/banking/commercial district along with entertainment including pubs, clubs, bars, venues, theaters, etc, uptown is more of the urban residential district with a few shops but more parks etc, not quite sure what midtown is.
As it goes for Minneapolis, Downtown is basically what you described it as, but it does have apartments and condos, ranging from newly built luxury apartments to high rise apartment towers to old brownstone apartments. Population is around 30,000 and growing.

Uptown is residential, with plenty of condos and apartments, but there are also brownstones and even some single family homes around uptown. It's mainly known for being a retail/entertainment/food district. Population is around 22,000 and growing.
This is where Uptown is: https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&l...33023&t=h&z=16

Midtown is residential in an average way, as it is mostly brownstones, low apartments and single family homes. But, in the center it is denser, and it is more of a shopping and cultural district with lots of ethnic foods and shops. It is famous for the Midtown Global Market, which is the tallest building in the district in an old Sears building, but it is now a global market. There is also a major hospital midtown. It isn't an official neighborhood but an "area" that doesn't have set borders, so I can't give a population.
This is where Midtown is: https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&l...33023&t=h&z=16
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-09-2013, 01:31 PM
 
10,907 posts, read 9,316,798 times
Reputation: 6591
Chelsea is considered downtown, and it's still in the grid.

Quote:
Originally Posted by nei View Post
I thought downtown stops once the street grid becomes completely regular.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-09-2013, 03:24 PM
 
6,816 posts, read 6,944,626 times
Reputation: 5486
For Atlanta, we have a downtown which is one CBD with very little residential population, than Midtown which acts as another downtown and has a much higher residential population, then we have an uptown, but it's called Buckhead which is ANOTHER CBD and residential district.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-09-2013, 05:57 PM
 
9,520 posts, read 14,812,547 times
Reputation: 9769
Quote:
Originally Posted by nei View Post
I thought downtown stops once the street grid becomes completely regular.
That's one definition, and that's 14th street on the west side and Houston on the east.

Quote:
Originally Posted by BBMW
Chelsea is considered downtown, and it's still in the grid.
I wouldn't call Chelsea downtown. Yeah, the Dream Hotel does, but the name is as pretentious as the rest of the place.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-10-2013, 10:54 AM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
4,934 posts, read 7,588,086 times
Reputation: 9255
San Diego surprisingly (for its size) has fairly well defined downtown and uptown areas. Downtown is also south and lower geographically than uptown so it's pretty easy to wrap your mind around it. Downtown is very compact, about 1.75 miles square with nine neighborhoods, and defined by the bay and the 5 freeway. Uptown are those mostly residential neighborhoods with small business districts immediately on the other side of the 5 and encircling Balboa Park (two neighborhoods deep) to the north and east, and up the hill.

We don't really have a midtown, but we have a Mid City which is kind of like a much wider band of neighborhoods extending out from uptown. And we have a tiny neighborhood by the airport called Middletown just to get you confused haha.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Urban Planning
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top