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Unread 01-23-2012, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Metropolitan Washington, D.C.
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Default The most urban neighborhoods in D.C. (by ranking)

In your opinion....

For more it's:

Most urban:
#1. Columbia Heights
#2. Dupont Circle
#3. Logan Circle
#4. Adams Morgan
#5. Mt. Pleasant
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Unread 01-23-2012, 10:31 AM
 
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Dupont and Logan should be at the bottom of the list.

1. Columbia Heights
2. Mt. Pleasant
3. Adams Morgan

Last two can be interchangeable.
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Unread 01-23-2012, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Metropolitan Washington, D.C.
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Mt Pleasant and AdMo more urban than Dupont? I just don't see it.
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Unread 01-23-2012, 11:08 AM
 
Location: DC
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Mt Pleasant was actually one of DCs first suburbs, enabled by the trolly out 14th street. It certainly isn't urban, though very nice. The OP left off Georgetown and Capitol Hill, both are very urban.

Maybe definitions should precede selection. IMO in urban environments, you can get your needs met by walking.
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Unread 01-23-2012, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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i would like a list of the most "urban" neighborhoods in the advertising industry sense of the word
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Unread 01-23-2012, 11:16 AM
 
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How in the world is Mt Pleasant not urban?!? Adams Morgan used to be a summer getaway and most of Manhattan was farms until the 1900s. That's pretty irrelevant.

To answer the question: aren't they all urban? They're all right next to each other. I don't understand the value of the question, tbough.
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Unread 01-23-2012, 11:39 AM
 
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Define "urban." How is downtown not on your list at all?
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Unread 01-23-2012, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Metropolitan Washington, D.C.
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Originally Posted by lackadaisi View Post
Define "urban." How is downtown not on your list at all?
Downtown isn't a neighborhood...

and when I mean urban I mean density + hustle and bustle.
You know neighborhood that can give a place like Washington Heights in NYC or Rittenhouse square in Philly a run for its money. I used Washington Heights as an example because it wouldn't be fair or realistic to compare any DC neighborhood with places like Williamsburg or Park Slope.

I feel as though Columbia Heights is the closest thing you'll get to a NYC type of neighborhood in D.C..... Dupont Circle is a smaller, scaled down version of Greenwich village IMO.
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Unread 01-23-2012, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Metropolitan Washington, D.C.
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Originally Posted by DCforever View Post
Mt Pleasant was actually one of DCs first suburbs, enabled by the trolly out 14th street. It certainly isn't urban, though very nice. The OP left off Georgetown and Capitol Hill, both are very urban.

Maybe definitions should precede selection. IMO in urban environments, you can get your needs met by walking.
I only listed a top five, and I think all of the neighborhoods I named are more urban than G-town and Cap. Hill or at least tied with numbers #4 and #5 respectively.
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Unread 01-23-2012, 12:43 PM
 
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Walkscore.com has Dupont first for their walkability scoring.

Washington D.C., District of Columbia Neighborhoods on Walk Score.

They calculate walkability based on how easy is it to run errands on foot, so that standard correlates pretty strongly with "urban-ness."
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