Re: Urban cohousing [was: Monekysheres...
From: Sharon Villines (
Date: Tue, 5 Jan 2010 06:42:38 -0800 (PST)
On Jan 3, 2010, at 7:52 PM, Jessie Kome wrote:

a truly urban area is to check to see if you are within
walking distance of a metro bus line(s) or trolley that runs at
least every 30-40 minutes during morning and evening rush, if not
more often.  And, of course, if you are located within about a half
mile of a subway, you are urban.

On Jan 4, 2010, at 7:20 AM, Ann Zabaldo wrote:

Well.  Not if you live in Tampa, FL -- a sprawling city of a gazillion
cars, uber amount of freeways and ... once recently I did see a lone
bus trundling along a city street.  I think there might even be
another one out there  ...  (I grew up in Tampa.)

And Tampa is 19th on the US Census Bureau's list of urban areas which are ranked by population size. The chart also has land area and density per square mile. While an area has to have a population over 40,000+ to get on the list, the density is apparently not a factor. The list again:

Some of the urban areas have densities of less than a 1,000 per sq mile. "Contiguous" is the key. Sierra Vista, AZ has only 583.9 bodies per square mile.

The map of red dots is also interesting:

Sharon Villines in Washington DC
Where all roads lead to Casablanca

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