Category Archives: cities

Multi-state MSAs and CSAs (minimum of 3 states)

  Washington-Baltimore CSA = 5 (DC, MD, PA, VA, and WV) New York City MSA and CSA = 4 (NY, NJ, CT, and PA) Washington MSA = 4 (DC, MD, VA, and WV) Boston-Providence CSA = 4 (MA, RI, NH, … Continue reading

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Unofficial guide to hipsterhoods of the Mountain West

For this post, my definition of Mountain West includes the states of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. College towns that are largely hipster havens are listed without specific neighborhoods unless they have been identified during … Continue reading

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Unofficial guide to hipsterhoods of Texas and the Great Plains

With the exception of Texas, much of the Great Plains is often overlooked by the national media when citing hipster-cool city neighborhoods and districts. Similar to the Rust Belt, what is actually considered Great Plains is somewhat fluid, depending on whom you ask. For … Continue reading

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Fotos de San Antonio

I love San Antonio! We spent half of a long six-day weekend in this captivating city and fell in love with its beauty, charm, history, people, cuisine, diverse cultures, architecture, arts, and many, many other countless attributes. Needless to say, … Continue reading

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DFW Airport – Dated, frustrating, and worn

The last time I flew through Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in 1976, it was the new kid on the block. It was “the” airport that set the bar for all others in the USA to achieve. Last Thursday, when I … Continue reading

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Outdoor urban stairways from heaven

As a follow-up to last Friday’s post on ULI’s Building Healthy Places Toolkit, this montage depicts images of a dozen of the planet’s most famous and/or intriguing outdoor urban stairways. Aside from the public health benefits derived from promoting walkability, … Continue reading

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Hipsterhoods of mid-sized Rust Belt cities (updated)

Based on an inquiry from a reader, I delved further into the topic of hipster neighborhoods of the Rust Belt, in a an attempt to identify/locate those found in mid-sized cities/metro areas. While not as prevalent as in  the larger markets, … Continue reading

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