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View Poll Results: Which City is more Urban???
Miami 136 51.91%
Houston 42 16.03%
Dallas 28 10.69%
Atlanta 56 21.37%
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Old 09-21-2009, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Which City is more Urban???

The sunbelt overall is pretty much suburban, but out of these four major cities. Which is the most urban??

I've only been to MIA, HOU, and DAL. Out of those three, I'd go with MIA, with Houston following close behind.
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Old 09-21-2009, 12:40 PM
 
Location: New York
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I'd say Miami is the most dense.

I think Atlanta would be 2nd followed by Houston then Dallas.
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Old 09-21-2009, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs,CO
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In order
1.Miami
2.Dallas
3.Atlanta
4.Houston
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Old 09-21-2009, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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I think : Miami due to the grid system and skyline.
Then Dallas, then Houston, then Atlanta.
Atlanta has a very sprawly layout with less density.
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Old 09-21-2009, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Miami is definately #1.

I would say Houston after that. Dallas and Atlanta are both heavily suburban.
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Old 09-21-2009, 01:07 PM
 
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The cities themselves or the metros?

Miami/South Florida is easily the most dense and urban out of all of these, since it's hemmed up between the Atlantic and the Everglades.

The only dense area of Dallas that I know of is the Downtown/Uptown area.

Atlanta? Outside of the Downtown/Midtown/Buckhead corridor, this city isn't really "urban" in the classic sense.

Inner Loop Houston is the more urban/dense part of the city, though parts of Southwest Houston could qualify, given all those apartments in that area. But outside Beltway 8? Fuggedaboutit.
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Old 09-21-2009, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Miami is dense but people, it is not that urban. If you get away from Miami Beach and the areas surrounding Downtown Miami, the area turns very suburban pretty quickly. You need a car to get around the majority of Miami (even the city of Miami). I would say the Inner Loop and the City are about as equal when it comes to urbanity but density easily goes to Miami.

SW Houston is dense but like Miami is very suburban.
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Old 09-21-2009, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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I think most people associate urban with being good and suburban with being bad. Its not always the case. Sometime the neatest things of an area are in the suburbs.

I often compare Dallas and Atlanta because they seem to be virtual carbon copies of one another from a city planning perspective. In these cities most of the diversity and ethnicity comes from the suburbs. For example, Atlanta's Korean community is centered in Doraville which is a suburb. The Buford Highway in the Atlanta suburbs is another example. Dallas' Vietnamese community is centered in Garland and Arlington and their Indian community is centered in Richardson. All of these are suburbs.

You could also look at Los Angeles. Our suburbs are some of the most diverse in the country. Carson is the center of the Filipino community, Beverly Hills/Westwood is the center of the Persian community, The San Fernando Valley is the center of the Israeli community, Westminster/Garden Grove is home to the largest little Saigon in the country. All of these are suburbs.

So I think you really have to look at an area and not just the city proper to truly gage what it has to offer.
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Old 09-21-2009, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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Miami.
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Old 09-21-2009, 02:51 PM
 
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I think it would have been good to define urban area. Its simply a place with increased human-created structures in comparision to the areas around it.

Miami.....wins if we are talking about a collection of building.
Dallas..... wins if we are talking about overall human structure in a urban area. 600,000 k more people.

Overall this is subjective


List of United States urban areas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Census 2000 Ranked of the three cities being compared.

1 Miami
2 Dallas
3 Houston
4 Atlanta
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