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Old 02-27-2013, 12:02 PM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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The only area that to me looked like it had at least a little bit of street life and interest for walking is Hurontario St in Mississauga, seven lane artery notwithstanding. I'm sure most people get all perked up at the prospect of walking around upscale Don Mills but it looks a little too designed, sterile and Disneylandesque to me, you can find those places in most upscale coastal cities here in Southern California.

The others I am quite sure have hardly ever been visited by anyone who arrived on foot and not just driven into its strip mall parking lot. Like most guys, I absolutely loathe shopping; meandering around dozens of shops for hours considering what outfit might look cute, stopping for a cappuccino break and proudly carrying around a half a dozen bags ain't gonna happen so the shopping opportunities mean nothing to me and the street life everything.
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:05 PM
 
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none of the above. they all look pretty awful.
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Old 02-28-2013, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Monmouth County, NJ & Staten Island, NY
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The others I am quite sure have hardly ever been visited by anyone who arrived on foot and not just driven into its strip mall parking lot. Like most guys, I absolutely loathe shopping; meandering around dozens of shops for hours considering what outfit might look cute, stopping for a cappuccino break and proudly carrying around a half a dozen bags ain't gonna happen so the shopping opportunities mean nothing to me and the street life everything.
I pretty much loathe shopping myself, with the exception of buying my tech toys occasionally. Clothes shopping for me is typically done at JcPenney's at the local shopping mall in a matter of 5-10 minutes, picking out a few shirts, pants, etc and getting out of dodge. This is a huge reason why I like having strip malls, big parking lots at stores, etc. Makes this kind of thing really easy, whenever I have to go shopping for something or run errands places, its nice to have quick, easy and free parking available close to the store...so I go in, get whatever I need in as much quantities as I want, get back in the car and escape retail hell, lol.
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