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View Poll Results: Which of these Sans feel the most urban
San Jose 7 8.75%
San Diego 60 75.00%
San Antonio 13 16.25%
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:27 AM
 
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Do you think those links are impressive, as far urbanity goes? Most of them are awful. Sorry.
More or less. What's really impress at least to me see seeing a line of buildings down the riverwalk in San Antonio.
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:50 AM
 
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There are a lot of urban style developments in the works surrounding the downtown area and along the the expanded northern Riverwalk which is geared towards building residential.


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Old 03-29-2013, 10:19 AM
 
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More or less. What's really impress at least to me see seeing a line of buildings down the riverwalk in San Antonio.

I agree, Miles of dense urbanity along the Riverwalk.
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:44 AM
 
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Why is this being moved?
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:45 AM
 
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They are all urban!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 03-29-2013, 01:34 PM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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^ cool pics of SA! That gondola ride looks fun.
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Old 03-29-2013, 01:43 PM
 
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I would place SJ low on any list of urbanity. It's mostly detached SFHs and business parks. It's gaining density in the form of large, if disconnected from anything nearby, apartment blocks, none of which form cohesive or lively neighborhoods.

San Jose is a very geographically large city with a lot of people living in a built form meant for far fewer people.

I'd go so far as to say Santa Clara County, as a whole or in its constituent parts, is very un-urban.
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Old 03-29-2013, 01:52 PM
 
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Great pic. I would love to have a scene like this along the Los Gatos Creek through the Park/Diridon/Auzerias area. It would really be a nice, lively, walkable addition to DT SJ.
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Those photos haven't convinced me that San Antonio is the most urban. They have convinced me it looks like an interesting place to visit.
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Those photos haven't convinced me that San Antonio is the most urban. They have convinced me it looks like an interesting place to visit.
I've actually been to all three of these cities... San Diego the most, San Jose a dozen times and San Antonio only once.

It has the second most interesting downtown out of the three. San Jose's, while nice and very underrated isn't as interesting of a place as Downtown San Antonio is. Neither can compete with San Diego, which is in a league of its own compared to these two.

As far as non-downtown neighborhoods - San Diego again sets itself apart by having fairly large neighborhoods of multi-family housing and a decent amount of walkable commercial strips. Like darkeconomist mentioned, San Jose's "urban" parts are extremely disjointed. San Jose may be the poster-child for dense sprawl (or the Inland Empire). San Antonio just looks very low density outside of its downtown, basically your typical Texas sprawl.
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