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Old 12-06-2010, 04:58 PM
andrewesque andrewesque is offline
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As an Angeleno transplanted to Chicago (OK, I'm really a LA County suburbanite but I do live in the city of Chicago now), I thought I'd put in my two cents.

LA, which gets a bad rap for being the poster child of sprawl, has managed the impressive feat of being simultaneously fairly dense -- lot sizes are small and there are more apartment buildings than people think -- and car-oriented, which makes it a sheer joy to drive and park in. I mean, people forget that Los Angeles developed around a massive streetcar system, which accounts for its relative density throughout the city basin. Note here I'm not talking about the Orange County suburbs, which are generally a postwar development and are cookie-cutter suburbia like the rest of the country.

Last edited by andrewesque; 12-06-2010 at 04:59 PM.