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Old 12-27-2013, 03:09 PM
 
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46,000ppsm

4 bed town home. Mixed neighborhood with town homes and mid-rise apartments. Most streets had some mix of uses. Many if not most houses pre-date automobile as did all streets. All in all perhaps the most pleasant place I ever lived with everything I needed a 5 minute walk or less. Nearest ransit was 5 block walk to all parts of the city.

Felt no more cramped or crowded than neighborhoods with a 1/3rd the density. Not sure I understand why though.
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Old 12-27-2013, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Here are the census-tract densities I've lived at:
Childhood: 8k - Ranch house
College: 5k - Suburban-style garden apartments
Boston: 34k - 4-story walk-up brick apartment, 18 units
Boston 2: 41k - 6 story modern brick apartment, mildly garden in the park style, 50+ units
Hollywood: 32k - 5 story Art Deco brick apartment, 100+ units
Pasadena: 16k - 3 story stucco courtyard apartment, 30+ units

I'd say in order of what felt densest it would go Hollywood, Boston 1, Boston 2, Pasadena. The Boston neighborhoods were almost all residential and basically student slums so they didn't quite feel as dense or vibrant as the Hollywood neighborhood which had a better mix of residential and commercial. Pasadena is pretty much all residential on my street and cross street but I am 2-3 blocks from commercial streets in 3 of four directions, so still feels relatively dense.
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Old 12-27-2013, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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So far, the densest place I've lived was the campus of Kent State University, at almost 11,000 ppsm. But, since I don't think that counts, I also lived in Florence, Italy. Per Wikipedia, the section of the city I lived in had a population density of about 9500 ppsm, in 2006.
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:21 PM
 
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I would assume that the midtown west area of Manhattan would be the most dense area I've lived in, but City-Data only has it at 43,861 ppsm. My current neighborhood, Bedford Park in the Bronx, has a density of 80,073 ppsm according to City-Data. Something's not right with one of these numbers...
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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I would assume that the midtown west area of Manhattan would be the most dense area I've lived in, but City-Data only has it at 43,861 ppsm. My current neighborhood, Bedford Park in the Bronx, has a density of 80,073 ppsm according to City-Data. Something's not right with one of these numbers...
Maybe cause Midtown has a ton of office space where the Bronx just has a ton of residential?
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Old 12-27-2013, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Paris
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Densest was 109,000 ppsm, subway station 30 meters from home. Currently 27,000 ppsm, subway is a 5 minute walk. Not as cramped, it's nice having a bit more greenery and less people on the sidewalks even though I don't mind intense urban environments. Before that, 67,000, 27,000 and 7,000 ppsm.
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Old 12-27-2013, 07:08 PM
 
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Maybe cause Midtown has a ton of office space where the Bronx just has a ton of residential?
Yes, that's probably it. Still, it seems that this should count in density statistics somehow. It's very crowded in midtown, so the density figures are quite misleading.
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Old 12-27-2013, 08:13 PM
 
Location: White House, TN
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74,273 ppsm. College dorm at Tennessee Tech I lived in for two years.

Currently, I'm at 2,300 ppsm. Pretty ideal for me.

I lived in a 279 ppsm from 1996 to 2001 . I literally lived a quarter mile off the nearest road, next to woods. Our nearest neighbors were probably 1/6 of a mile away. That 279 ppsm clustered on the highway and other nearby roads. Just 401 people. Most of the tract was woods. Me and my family were probably the most isolated 3 people in that 401 person tract.

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Old 12-27-2013, 08:46 PM
 
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west new york/union city new jersey
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Old 12-27-2013, 09:49 PM
 
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Downtown Honolulu-6449 ppsm
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