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Old 03-29-2013, 05:00 PM
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Denver may be many things. However, I do not think it's anyone's definition of a walkable, pre WWII Sunbelt city.
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Denver may be many things. However, I do not think it's anyone's definition of a walkable, pre WWII Sunbelt city.
You would be wrong. Well, maybe about the sunbelt stuff, though some consider it part of the sunbelt. It has a lot of pre WW II neighborhoods, e.g. the currently uber-hip Highlands, Berkeley to the north of Highlands, Sloan's Lake, Capital Hill, Washington Park, Five POints and many more.

And yes, nei, why do you disbelieve me? The 40th parallel actually goes through Boulder County, on Baseline Road. It was once the dividing line between the Kansas and Nebraska territories.

40th parallel north - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Denver's overall walkscore is about 60, with 46 of its 78 neighborhoods higher than that.

It is the 16th most walkable large city in the US.

Denver Neighborhoods | Walk Score

Of the cities you named, St. Louis' walkscore is 61, just ahead of Denver. Louisville (I assume you mean Kentucky) and Little Rock are both 40 and Memphis is 39. Also, Louisville is at the 38th parallel.
http://citylatitudelongitude.com/KY/Louisville.htm

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Old 03-29-2013, 05:51 PM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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And yes, nei, why do you disbelieve me? The 40th parallel actually goes through Boulder County, on Baseline Road. It was once the dividing line between the Kansas and Nebraska territories.
I didn't disbelieve you [on that topic]. The disbelief was whether Denver was a sunbelt city not whether it was at 40. Maybe my post was unclear.
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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You would be wrong. Well, maybe about the sunbelt stuff, though some consider it part of the sunbelt. It has a lot of pre WW II neighborhoods, e.g. the currently uber-hip Highlands, Berkeley to the north of Highlands, Sloan's Lake, Capital Hill, Washington Park, Five POints and many more.

And yes, nei, why do you disbelieve me? The 40th parallel actually goes through Boulder County, on Baseline Road. It was once the dividing line between the Kansas and Nebraska territories.

40th parallel north - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Denver's overall walkscore is about 60, with 46 of its 78 neighborhoods higher than that.

It is the 16th most walkable large city in the US.

Denver Neighborhoods | Walk Score

Of the cities you named, St. Louis' walkscore is 61, just ahead of Denver. Louisville (I assume you mean Kentucky) and Little Rock are both 40 and Memphis is 39.
Denver looks walkable in the way that Portland and Seattle do. It's not NYC, it's not San Francisco, but it still looks relatively walkable.

Though they are all certainly vastly different in most ways, Denver, Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Diego all sort of remind me of each other to a certain extent.
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:33 PM
 
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Yeah Denver looks seems like a pretty nice city based off pictures I've seen of the neighborhoods and it's walkscore. I want to visit it someday.
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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San Francisco
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:30 PM
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Sunbelt?

Maybe the Mission District. Outer Sunset probably belongs in the Fog Belt.
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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True. But if the sunbelt is 40th parallel, then it's either San Francisco of DC.
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:31 PM
 
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Guys, Wikipedia has a pretty decent description of the sun belt which conforms exactly to my understanding. Suggest use it.

Sun Belt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Major cities include:

LA
SF
San Diego
Las Vegas
Phoenix
Tuscon
Albuquerque
Santa Fe
Austin
Dallas
Houston
San Antonio
New Orleans
Birmingham
Atlanta
Memphis
Knoxville
Jacksonville
Tampa
Miami
Orlando
Charlotte
Raleigh Durham
Charleston


Denver would not be on list, SF is.
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:23 AM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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New Orleans gets my vote
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