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Oh, and Ohio's downtowns can easily match (maybe even best) Chicago's: still can't get over how dead it was at night ("but, but it's mainly a financial district blah blah blah", yeah, I don't care, it's Chicago).Read more: http://www.urbanohio.com/forum2/index.php/topic,27585.0.html#ixzz20oWgOAhN
North of the river technically isn't "Downtown" is it? The Loop ends at the river, as far as I knew. Still, it has 29,000 residents and is noticeably deader than Downtown Mpls: 28,000 residents. During the day it's very big city, though with both crowds and big buildings.Is Northern KY full of hipsters and yuppies? I can see the comparison to Walnut Hills, which has more consistently stately architecture. I'll never understand how that strip isn't already one of the best in the region: wouldn't be to hard to lure the hipsters there once Logan Park goes the way of Wicker Park, or until Northside runs out of space.
Wicker wasn't always what it is now, and as Cincinnati continues to evolve at a faster rate than it has in the previous 50 years, NKY may start to look like Yup City before we know it. Kudos to Cincinnati's Over the Rhine for not letting those income-spenders flee to Kentucky, but it will happen, and soon. A streetcar loop to/through NKY will be the central catalyst for such a demographic shift.