Where in the US is like Barcelona?
October 17, 2013 6:38 PM   Subscribe

Last year I spent some time in the Eixample district of Barcelona. We really liked the scale, the feel, the streets there. Are there places in the United States like that?

I'm well familiar with the differences in visiting a place on vacation, and living in a vacation spot.
posted by the man of twists and turns to Society & Culture (4 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
It reminded me of the Back Bay in Boston.
posted by jaguar at 6:49 PM on October 17, 2013 [2 favorites]

Parts of downtown San Antonio around the cathedral and historic buildings (if you can ignore the touristy spots).
posted by tamitang at 6:59 PM on October 17, 2013 [1 favorite]

Center City Philadelphia, especially around Rittenhouse Square and the Gayborhood/Washington Square area have a similar feel--mid-rise with lots of street life in the evenings.
posted by scalespace at 7:32 PM on October 17, 2013

There's an area in SE Portland OR like that known as "Ladd's Addition".
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 9:04 PM on October 17, 2013

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