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Old 09-30-2012, 10:13 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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You know, where there are pedestrian friendly streets with shops of all kinds, quaint cafes, a lot of shopping at street or 'human level', not totally oriented around the automobile like big box of enclosed malls. Which cities seem to excel at having these European style shopping precincts?

New York City probably is no. 1.

What would no. 2 be? Candidates include Philly, Boston, New Orleans, Chicago, San Francisco. How does Miami fare? Or DC?
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:22 PM
 
Location: where u wish u lived
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Baghdad by the Bay (San Francisco, California)
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San Francisco is big in this arena. Union, Polk, Valencia, Pine, Grant, Castro, Fillmore, Haight, Chestnut and a few others function as "High Streets" for their respective neighborhoods, with shops, cafes, bars, etc. and are better as pedestrian streets than they are for cars.
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Miami/ Washington DC
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Miami does not fair too well. Miami Beach fairs extremely well. Especially with Lincoln Road Mall the outdoor all pedestrian mall. It's basically the U.S. version of Las Ramblas from Barcelona. Lots of other places to eat, drink and shop all walking distance in compact Miami Beach.
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:06 AM
 
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:13 AM
 
Location: NYC/PHiLLY
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I actually think the way you have them listed are probably the order I'd put them in..

2-3 Philly & Boston (Interchangeable I guess)
4 NO
5Chicago
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA
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San Francisco sometimes looks European:






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Old 10-01-2012, 09:04 AM
 
Location: The City
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:35 PM
 
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New Orleans does pretty well in this regard. The city is full of large-scale and neighborhood-scale shopping streets. This ranges from the big areas like Canal Street or the French Quarter itself. Or, Magazine Street which runs 6 miles uptown from Canal Street lined with many different boutiques, antique stores, cafes, restaurants and it is always full of people. There are also smaller streets like Oak, Maple, Freret, among others which are neighborhood retail streets that are basically smaller versions of Magazine with an assortment of different types of activity. Not to mention Most neighborhoods in the city have different types etablishments interspersed throughout the neighboroods. It really is very reminiscent of Europe.
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:44 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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New Orleans does pretty well in this regard. The city is full of large-scale and neighborhood-scale shopping streets. This ranges from the big areas like Canal Street or the French Quarter itself. Or, Magazine Street which runs 6 miles uptown from Canal Street lined with many different boutiques, antique stores, cafes, restaurants and it is always full of people. There are also smaller streets like Oak, Maple, Freret, among others which are neighborhood retail streets that are basically smaller versions of Magazine with an assortment of different types of activity. Not to mention Most neighborhoods in the city have different types etablishments interspersed throughout the neighboroods. It really is very reminiscent of Europe.
Yes I got that impression walking through parts of the Quarter and even Downtown.
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