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Old 12-26-2013, 11:02 PM
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You can find density down to the census tract.

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Also - describe the neighborhood briefly. For me:

Old established neighborhood with many/most homes and all streets pre-dating automobile. Build on a grid, but the grid has been clipped in many places for various reasons over the years. Still has excellent access to the city with most trips to downtown taking less than 5 minutes on surface roads.

Mix of housing types with MF apartments, condos and SF houses. SF housing predominates - though lots tend to be on the smaller side. Limited commercial/retail mixed but east and south end of neighborhood fronted fairly strong commercial/retail.

4300/sqm <1 mile from CBD.

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Old 12-26-2013, 11:49 PM
Location: Tempe, AZ
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I grew up in three different neighborhoods. I'll briefly describe them.

First neighborhood: Very new neighborhood. Parents bought it before it was even built in the 90s. Far out of town, and lived there before the schools were even built and a lot of the roads. Very far from downtown. Took roughly half an hour. Cookie cutter homes in the middle of the Sonoran desert. No apartments nearby. Not dense at all, especially considering Arizona's average.

Second neighborhood: Closer to Downtown, by roughly five minutes, but was custom and a lot of houses varied from being built in the 80s to the present. The house I lived in was built in the 00s, only a few years old when we moved in. Neighborhood was all houses, mainly large custom homes and a couple smaller cookie cutter homes. Nearby large, new, hospital and no stores in the general vicinity, also only one gas station, despite being in town. The next neighborhood, though it was close by, had the large mall, all of the retail, grocery stores, the apartments, etc. Probably close to Arizona's density average.

Third neighborhood: Close to the suburb's downtown, <5 minutes. Ten minutes to Phoenix's downtown. Small ranch-style homes built in the 70s. Good mix of old and new townhouses, apartments, single-family homes, etc. because of a lot of Glendale being redeveloped, and the purchase of farming land. Small stores nearby, and grocery stores, but no big retail. Neighborhood was probably more dense than the Arizona average. In my mile square, it was probably ~300 due to a lot of families.
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Old 12-27-2013, 01:46 AM
Location: Oakland, CA
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I grew up in suburbia. The first home was a suburb that has grown into a sprawling city. They have been trying to fabricate a downtown since I was a child. Only in the past 5-10 yeas have they made a little progress. There are about 3-4 blocks of urbanity in use. The rest is still in progress.

Then my family moved into a shunt new subdivision. Downtown of my city was a collection if strip malls. Downtown of the larger city next door was an amusement park, it was a tourist area of tract homes, water parks and golf courses. Very few older homes.
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Old 12-27-2013, 07:41 AM
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I grew up in suburbia and the only actual downtown in the metro they basically bulldozed 20 years before I was born.
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Old 12-27-2013, 09:32 AM
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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The census tract where I spent most of my childhood has a density of about 817 ppsm. That number was probably a little smaller when I was a kid, because more houses were built in the 90s/00s. (when I lived there, most houses had been built in the late 60s/early 70s; there was a building lull between about 75 and 95)

You could drive to the commercial strip (fast food places, car dealerships, etc.) in about 5 minutes. But, the only things close enough to walk to were the elementary school, and the 7/11.
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