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Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

Favorite Downtown

Posted December 2, 2008 7:51 a.m. EST

What is your favorite downtown area of North Carolina? We'll take your nominations today.

What makes a great downtown? A lot of things do including an inspirational look, adequate parking, affordable housing, a mix of retail and restaurants, friendly streets, cultural amenities and coordinated aesthetics.

Here are some of my favorites: Mount Airy, Asheville, Apex, Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Beaufort and Highlands.

What are your favorites and why?