I have to say Los Angeles is still the worst, but they are adopting (or being forced to adopt) infill developments. Really no more room to spread out to, except south westward.
Also notorious sprawlnot in order)
New York Metro
Tie between Houston, Atlanta and Phoenix. Pretty much every major metro suffers from mindnumbing sprawl, but these three cities don't really have a centralized urban core to offset the blandness. Downtowns yes, but they lack truly urban neighborhoods outside of downtown.
Atlanta, Houston, Phoenix, Jacksonville, and Los Angeles...By far, the 5 most poorly planned cities in the United States. Sprawl in these cities is horrible and it's ashamed that these cities were led by such poor planners in earlier days...
Atlanta, is one of (if not) the biggest sprawler. Western cities like LA, Las Vegas, and others sprawl, but it's relatively dense sprawl (if that makes sense) because the desert prohibits sprawl like back east.
Take your largest metros. That's your list. Such a small percentage of a metro's population comes from the core city nowadays that you can really just go straight down the list of metro population to get a feel for which cities sprawl the most.
Metropolitan Washington D.C. is the absolute worst imo. Endless suburban sprawl now going past Frederick Maryland, Harpers Ferry WV, Hagerstown Md, Faquier County Va, Prince William County Va and beyond.
Every city has sprawled.
Phoenix was named one of the best planned cities in the World.
If you think Phoenix has sprawl, you should come to the South. Florida, Georgia, North Carolina.
Sprawled is not bad, I rather live in a big house than in high rise in New York.
I have four cars and I love them. in NY I would not be able to afford four cars. I have a big house in Arizona, and one here in North Carolina. I feel like a rich person living in Both Arizona and North CArolina.
I love the wide street and freeways of Phoenix. and the well planned communities in Maricopa county.
So long live sprawled and I am sure millions are with me on this.
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