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Old 07-01-2011, 12:51 PM
 
Location: In my view finder.....
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Does this place exist: Large Southern city with population over 500,000k city proper, over 1,000,000 including burbs and city.

Near the Ocean/beach, awesome outdoor events, decent downtown living or at least a nice redeveloped area with lofts to buy.

Nice nightlife with a variety of entertainment venues.


Does it exist?
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Virginia Highland, GA
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Does this place exist: Large Southern city with population over 500,000k city proper, over 1,000,000 including burbs and city.

Near the Ocean/beach, awesome outdoor events, decent downtown living or at least a nice redeveloped area with lofts to buy.

Nice nightlife with a variety of entertainment venues.


Does it exist?
Jacksonville.
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:33 PM
 
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Jacksonville.
Jacksonville...........thanks.


Any other takers?
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:37 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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I'd say Savannah and Charleston on the Atlantic, or Mobile and Galveston on the Gulf, except they dont meet the 500,000 population benchmark.

New Orleans has more than a million in metro population, but you have to travel a bit to get to a beach.

That leves Miami , Tampa, and Jacksonville (all w downtowns,city-type nabes, beaches, entertainment, and metro pops of 1 million plus) but I don't know about loft living in any of them.

But if I had to compromise I'd probably pick Savannah, New Orleans or Miami -- all have neat walkable neighborhoods and all three are big time party entertainment cities.
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:39 PM
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Location: Planet Earth
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Virginia Beach has 437,000 but the Hampton Roads area has 1.7 million residents. I don't think VA Beach has a downtown but nearby Norfolk does.
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Old 07-01-2011, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Center City
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Miami seems the no brainer, though I'm not sure about loft living.

How well do you do hot and humid? Houston is an hour from the Gulf. Galveston isn't the best beach, but it's there. The city has a lot going on. There are a handful of lofts downtown, but in truth, it's a bit dead downtown. Living in better is the adjacent neighborhoods IMO.
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Old 07-01-2011, 03:26 PM
 
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Houston.
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Old 07-01-2011, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Virginia Highland, GA
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Houston.

Oh Please..........
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Old 07-01-2011, 05:58 PM
 
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oh please..........
lol!
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Old 07-01-2011, 07:58 PM
 
Location: In my view finder.....
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I'd say Savannah and Charleston on the Atlantic, or Mobile and Galveston on the Gulf, except they dont meet the 500,000 population benchmark.

New Orleans has more than a million in metro population, but you have to travel a bit to get to a beach.

That leves Miami , Tampa, and Jacksonville (all w downtowns,city-type nabes, beaches, entertainment, and metro pops of 1 million plus) but I don't know about loft living in any of them.

But if I had to compromise I'd probably pick Savannah, New Orleans or Miami -- all have neat walkable neighborhoods and all three are big time party entertainment cities.
N.O.? I'd consider N.O........but I need to know more and visit. I want to see what's happened after Katrina.


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