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View Poll Results: Most Livable Downtown?
Seattle 22 16.79%
San Francisco 27 20.61%
Los Angeles 4 3.05%
Denver 5 3.82%
Philadelphia 40 30.53%
D.C. 5 3.82%
Atlanta 6 4.58%
Houston 0 0%
Minneapolis 7 5.34%
Other 15 11.45%
Voters: 131. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 11-26-2013, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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I voted Los Angeles because it has plenty of amenities and perfect weather.
It has a ways to go before it is in the "most liveable" category. It has that perfect weather but needs more every-day, neighborhood-serving amenities before I'd call it as livable as San Francisco or Boston.
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Old 11-26-2013, 03:47 PM
 
Location: The Left Toast
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It has a ways to go before it is in the "most liveable" category. It has that perfect weather but needs more every-day, neighborhood-serving amenities before I'd call it as livable as San Francisco or Boston.
Or.... Philly. (Wink Wink)
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Old 11-26-2013, 04:02 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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I ranked these downtowns in my opinion, giving four points to 1st place, 3 for second, 2 for third, and one for fourth and ranked them below. The winner is San Francisco.

COL: Houston> Minneapolis> Atlanta> Philly
Attractions: DC > SF > Philly > Seattle
Transportation: D.C. > SF > Boston > Atlanta
Parks: SF > Portland > Boston > Minneapolis
Crime: Minneapolis > Denver > Seattle > SF
Education: Boston > Minneapolis > DC > Philly
Food: SF > Boston > Atlanta > Philly
Entertainment: Minneapolis > SF> Philly > DC

Total:
SF 17
Minneapolis 15
Boston 14
DC 11
Philly 7
Atlanta 5
Houston 4
Denver 3
Portland 3
Seattle 3
somebody has a hard on for minneapolis.
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Old 11-26-2013, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Or.... Philly. (Wink Wink)
Yeah Philly seems like it. I've only been once so it is hard to gauge based on a 2-day trip 6 (wow) years ago.
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Old 11-26-2013, 04:11 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Yeah Philly seems like it. I've only been once so it is hard to gauge based on a 2-day trip 6 (wow) years ago.
Wow, you are way closer to death now than you used to be. Sucks for you.
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Old 11-28-2013, 01:43 AM
 
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I don't think I've ever felt safer in a downtown than in Seattle. Seriously, what a beautiful place. I can't wait to go back. I think it's quite hilarious that Sour Cream keeps carrying on with absolute certainty how dangerous and broken downtown Seattle is, but has yet to present even one fact or story to back this up.

Back on topic, I agree that Boston and Portland really need to be included in this poll. However, even with those choices, I'd still likely pick Philadelphia and (gasp!) Seattle.
It's interesting that locally there are constantly stories about Downtown Seattle not being very safe:

Seattle 'street scene' putting millions in tourism dollars at risk - Local - MyNorthwest.com

Downtown crime shocks New Yorker | Local News | The Seattle Times
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Old 11-28-2013, 05:17 AM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Our downtown is lively with people at all hours. It's clean and safer than the majority of downtowns.
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Old 11-28-2013, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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What's with this nonsense that DT Seattle is not safe? Lol
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Old 11-28-2013, 01:41 PM
 
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Its true Seattle has a lively downtown it just recently broke the 100,000 mark for people living downtown. But Seattle has a large homeless population being a mild climate. Seattles downtown is large full of people at all hours a great place to panhandle. But it hasn't stoped people from moving downtown, tourist visiting, or new retail and companies moving in.
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Old 11-28-2013, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Its true Seattle has a lively downtown it just recently broke the 100,000 mark for people living downtown. But Seattle has a large homeless population being a mild climate. Seattles downtown is large full of people at all hours a great place to panhandle. But it hasn't stoped people from moving downtown, tourist visiting, or new retail and companies moving in.
100,000 people in DT Seattle? No.

Here is a list of cities by their Commercial Downtown Population, one half mile around Downtown, and one mile around Downtown

Midtown Manhattan, NY
Commercial Downtown
78,579
Half Mile
378,553
One Mile
586,652

Downtown Manhattan, NY
Commercial Downtown
65,714
Half Mile
148,396
One mile
173,179

Center City - Philadelphia, PA
Commercial Downtown
57,239
Half Mile
107,853
One Mile
170,467

Downtown Chicago, IL
Commercial Downtown
53,832
Half Mile
101,885
One Mile
144,051

Downtown San Francisco, CA
Commercial Downtown
52,008
Half Mile
117,312
One Mile
134,312

Downtown Seattle, WA
Commercial Downtown
42,423
Half Mile
86,427
One Mile
119,590

Downtown Miami, FL
Commercial Downtown
40,414
Half Mile
90,142
One Mile
140,889

Downtown Boston, MA
Commercial Downtown
33,828
Half Mile
77,610
One Mile
170,934

http://definingdowntown.org/wp-conte...townReport.pdf
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