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Greater Los Angeles 18 58.06%
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Katy,Texas
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Or Houston.
Naw, Houston is much denser than Atlanta. Because if hills areas like Buckhead and north Atlanta suburbs in general has like negative density nowhere in Houston is like that.
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Old 11-11-2017, 03:00 AM
 
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Atlanta definetly. Atlanta is probably the most sprawled city in the world and actually, in comparison to other U.S. cities, LA is actually quite dense.
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Old Today, 04:07 AM
 
Location: Conservative Las Vegas
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despite its reputation, Los Angeles is not even the most sprawly city in the US.
For sprawl, Minneapolis-St. Paul area, Phoenix, and we're looking at population to area size.

L.A. is restricted by their notorious anti-development, anti-density Nimby's, and the Coastal Commission, and if you silenced all these people, L.A. would go vertical and dense overnight! Their coastline would resemble Dade County/Miami.
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Old Today, 06:28 AM
 
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For sprawl, Minneapolis-St. Paul area, Phoenix, and we're looking at population to area size.

L.A. is restricted by their notorious anti-development, anti-density Nimby's, and the Coastal Commission, and if you silenced all these people, L.A. would go vertical and dense overnight! Their coastline would resemble Dade County/Miami.
Overall, Los Angeles is not that sparse. People think so because it doesn't have a compact traditional downtown. Metro LA in general is probably denser than Greater Boston.

People often think SF is a lot denser than Los Angeles. That's only because LA is a lot larger. Central Los Angeles if were a city, is almost as dense as San Francisco.

Speaking of anti-everything NIMbys, it is not just LA. Cities such as Boston and SF are shining examples.
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Old Today, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Conservative Las Vegas
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Given that developers in the L.A. area are so restricted (Santa Monica hasn't seen a new high rise since 1970) it's nice to see them Manhattanizing downtown L.A., as where else are high rises allowed, given 72% of L.A. is still, antiquatedly, zoned for single family homes.

I was in downtown L.A. last week and there must be a dozen high rise cranes in the air. Hurry, hurry, get those high rises up before the Nimby's start squawking in Downtown L.A.: Nope! It's going to block my view!

Yes, I'm well aware of the Nimby's in Boston and Minneapolis.
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Old Today, 11:10 AM
 
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Given that developers in the L.A. area are so restricted (Santa Monica hasn't seen a new high rise since 1970) it's nice to see them Manhattanizing downtown L.A., as where else are high rises allowed, given 72% of L.A. is still, antiquatedly, zoned for single family homes.

I was in downtown L.A. last week and there must be a dozen high rise cranes in the air. Hurry, hurry, get those high rises up before the Nimby's start squawking in Downtown L.A.: Nope! It's going to block my view!

Yes, I'm well aware of the Nimby's in Boston and Minneapolis.
Yeah, that's why I never liked Los Angeles. But most American cities are like that. I think at least 70% of San Francisco is zoned for lowrise SFHs too, despite the reputation of being a 'dense" city.

Santa Monica doesn't have many midrises (4-12 stories), not to mention highrises. If it has 200,000 people, instead of 90,000 now, I would like it a lot more. Now it is just as boring as any small American towns, just with beaches and expensive houses. I just dont understand why people are so afraid of 4 or 5 story buildings.

I hope downtown development will maintain the stream for a while. It is such a shame that America's second largest city doesn't have a vibrant and livable downtown.
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Old Today, 09:31 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Having been to both, Id say LA wins this one.
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