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Old 12-10-2010, 12:40 AM
 
Location: I live in the Seattle neighborhood of Belltown. I live in a nice building called Mosler Lofts.
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What is the best suburb or suburb type area in the United States that is removed from the city or basically removed from the downtown area?

Bellevue, Washington - Seattle
Lake Oswego, Oregon - Portland
Walnut Creek, California - San Francisco
Mill Valley, California - San Francisco
Newport Beach, California - Los Angeles
La Jolla, California - San Diego
Scottsdale, Arizona - Phoenix
Littleton, Colorado - Denver
Plano, Texas - Dallas
Metairie, Louisiana - New Orleans
Coral Gables, Florida - Miami
Germantown, Tennessee - Memphis
Bethesda, Maryland - Washington, D.C.
Alexandria, Virginia - Washington, D.C.
Overland Park, Kansas - Kansas City
Edina, Minnesota - Minneapolis
Eden Prairie, Minnesota - Minneapolis
Lake Forest, Illinois - Chicago
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Old 12-10-2010, 08:32 AM
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Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Walnut Creek, California - San Francisco
Mill Valley, California - San Francisco
Newport Beach, California - Los Angeles
La Jolla, California - San Diego
Alexandria, Virginia - Washington, D.C.
Lake Forest, Illinois - Chicago
These are my favorites on the list. I would add:

Buckhead/Atlanta, GA
Brookhaven/Atlanta, GA
Winter Park/Orlando, FL
Bala Cynwyd/Philadelphia, PA
Chestnut Hill/Philadelphia, PA
Greenwich, CT/NYC
Darien, CT/NYC
Rowayton, CT/NYC
Marblehead/Boston, MA
Beverly Farms/Boston, MA
Sewickley/Pittsburgh, PA
Shaker Heights/Cleveland, OH
Grosse Pointe/Detroit, MI
Birmingham/Detroit, MI
Winnetka/Chicago, IL
Highland Park/Chicago, IL
Lake Bluff/Chicago, IL
Park Cities/Dallas, TX
Preston Hollow/Dallas, TX
River Oaks/Houston, TX
Tanglewood/Houston, TX
Uptown/New Orleans, LA
Garden District/New Orleans, LA
Mountain Brook/Birmingham, AL
East Memphis/Memphis, TN
Clayton/St Louis, MO
Rancho Santa Fe/San Diego, CA
Belvedere/San Francisco, CA
Tiburon/San Francisco, CA
Hillsborough/San Francisco, CA
Atherton/San Francisco, CA
Beverly Hills/Los Angeles, CA
Pacific Palisades/Los Angeles, CA
San Marino/Los Angeles, CA
Westlake Village/Los Angeles, CA
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Old 12-10-2010, 08:37 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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The Main Line suburbs of Philadelphia.
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Old 12-10-2010, 08:40 AM
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Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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The Main Line suburbs of Philadelphia.
Agree. IMO the cities in the US that have the best offering of suburbs are NYC, Chicago, San Francisco and Philadelphia.
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Old 12-10-2010, 08:49 AM
 
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Mclean, VA
Great Falls, VA
Potomac, MD
Bethesda, MD
Glen Echo, MD

But the majority of those suburbs are extremely restricted and affluent and not diverse, but that maybe be some peoples cup of tea.

Arlington and Alexandria in VA and Silver Spring, Gaithersburg, Waldorf, Bowie, Fort Washington, Upper Marlboro and Rockville in MD are cool too.
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Old 12-10-2010, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Torrance, CA is the best suburb in the US to me. It had everything, diversity, good food, good shopping, friendly people, safe neighborhoods, it was relatively affordable, and it was just minutes from LAX and any part of LA.
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Old 12-10-2010, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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Sugar land, tx

no rival
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Old 12-10-2010, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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All being in my opinion.

- Arlington, VA (DC)
- Alexandria, VA (DC)
- Bethesda, MD (DC)
- College Park, MD (DC)
- Silver Spring, MD (DC)
- Fairfax, VA (DC)
- Kensington, MD (DC)
- Takoma Park, MD (DC)
- Riverdale, MD (DC)
- Manassas, VA (DC)
- Sugar Land, TX (HOU)
- Katy, TX (HOU)
- The Woodlands, TX (HOU)
- Conroe, TX (HOU)
- Missouri City, TX (HOU)
- Cypress, TX (HOU)
- Spring, TX (HOU)
- Naperville, IL (CHI)
- Oak Park, IL (CHI)
- Evanston, IL (CHI)
- Aurora, IL (CHI)
- Elgin, IL (CHI)
- Joliet, IL (CHI)
- Round Rock, TX (AUS)
- San Marcos, TX (AUS)
- Lockhart, TX (AUS)
- Kyle, TX (AUS)
- Buda, TX (AUS)
- Plano, TX (DAL)
- Richardson, TX (DAL)
- Irving, TX (DAL)
- Grapevine, TX (FW)

My Top 5:
- College Park, MD (DC)
- Sugar Land, TX (HOU)
- Naperville, IL (CHI)
- Round Rock, TX (AUS)
- Plano, TX (DAL)
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Old 12-10-2010, 10:50 AM
 
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
The Woodlands, Texas
Chesterfield, MO

The older suburbs of cities like New York and Chicago may have a certain ornate, historic charm to them, but they're not nearly as livable as the newer suburbs full of families and big SUVs. The cookie-cutter suburbia of the areas I listed are second-to-none in terms of affordability, liveability, safety, family-friendliness, recreation, etc, etc, etc.
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Old 12-10-2010, 10:55 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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I'd say Princeton, New Jersey is the best suburb I've been to. That's if it's considered a suburb.
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