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Old 04-29-2013, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Macao
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It seems like the epicenter of what makes Louisville 'cool'. A long street with commercial businesses that are eclectic, and walkable from many residential housing. Something that every city probably once had, but most cities seem to have lost along the way.

Do you think 'The Highlands' is unique among most cities that size of Louisville? Can you think of similar-sized cities that have similar lively neighborhoods? Are there are others of Louisville that are equally similar?
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:51 AM
 
Location: "Daytonnati"
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Cincinnati and Columbus have somewhat similar areas... though they are larger than Louisville, so not a direct size comparison).

What makes Louisville unique is not that its able to support "The Hightlands" (AKA the Bardstown/Baxter strip), but also the Frankfort Avenue Corridor (Clifton & Crescent Hill) AND NuLu/East Market.

Most cities Louisvilles size can support one such area but not three.

WHich makes me wonder how y'all do that? THere must be a lot of money in town, or people are willing to spend to support those various businesses.
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Macao
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Cincinnati and Columbus have somewhat similar areas... though they are larger than Louisville, so not a direct size comparison).

What makes Louisville unique is not that its able to support "The Hightlands" (AKA the Bardstown/Baxter strip), but also the Frankfort Avenue Corridor (Clifton & Crescent Hill) AND NuLu/East Market.

Most cities Louisvilles size can support one such area but not three.

WHich makes me wonder how y'all do that? THere must be a lot of money in town, or people are willing to spend to support those various businesses.
It is pretty impressive!

What neighborhood is somewhat like that in Columbus? I might have google map that! Yeah, Cincinnati is pretty cool though in its own way!
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Crescent Hill
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Closest analogue to the Highlands that I can think of in Columbus is the Short North/Campus area.
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:37 AM
 
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Correct. High Street: The Short North/OSU/Clintoville corridor to Worthington.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:47 AM
 
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Broad Ripple
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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It is pretty impressive!

What neighborhood is somewhat like that in Columbus? I might have google map that! Yeah, Cincinnati is pretty cool though in its own way!
Columbus has the short north. It is literally blocks and blocks of art galleries, shops, gentrification, infill, residential, bars, clubs, gay, straight, yellow lol If you are into urban/historic/hip neighborhoods it is well worth a visit.
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:13 PM
 
Location: downtown phoenix
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there is a huge culture of buying local here and has been for years. I've seen similar nabes in bigger towns but none were as large as the highlands. throw in the proximity of cherokee park and all the cool old architeture and there you have it.
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:24 PM
 
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I can think of a few places that have a Bardstown Road feel, but they are not as gritty "local", way more tourist trappy, like lets say, Main Street in New Hope or South Street in Philly. What impresses me about Bardstown is the local =/= Chain store ratio . . .
As a big proponent of buying local, I can get anything I want a few blocks from my house and never have to use a chain store. I really like the way Barrett is coming along too. I find myself spending time on that strip too. Frankforts nice for a more quiet evening. Bardstown/Barrett remind me of the 70's, thats why I like them so much.
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