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Old 03-07-2011, 09:19 PM
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I'd agree that for Minneapolis Edina and Brooklyn Park are right up there, for the two reasons suggested by west226; I'd also agree with the Lakeville suggestion, but not because of money. I've heard people use it along the lines of "might as well be in Lakeville," by which they generally mean boring, stereotypical suburban, devoid of any culture and land of subdivisions and big box stores, the epitome of modern exurbia at its worst. (I'm not commenting on whether or not that's what Lakeville is like or not, but it definitely seems to be modern suburb of choice to bash, at least among the people I know. Reality is sort of besides the point in these cases.)
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:24 PM
Location: NC/IL/MI
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most of the hated burbs are ussually the "Rich" ones and the ghetto ones.

For example People in the Chicago(suburbs) forum love talking about Harvey and the entire south burbs in general even though alot of them are regular suburban towns that just happen to have alot of black people. Maywood also get s alot of crap

Then you got places like Naperville and Schaumburg that also get crap for, I guess, being lily-white bred towns, cookie-cutter, and everyone is considered a rich snob, even though most of the peeple are regular middle class or upper middle class.

Most of the suburbs that are highly looked upon are the ones close to the city that have low crime rates like Oak Park, Evanston, Skokie, ect.

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Old 03-07-2011, 09:26 PM
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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Originally Posted by killakoolaide View Post
I grew up in the suburbs(Willow Grove, PA) and whenever I tell this to uneducated impoverished city residents, I get looks of disdain, snide comments, and all around hate. .
I can't imagine anyone from the city being resentful of Willow Grove, unless they are from the worst parts of North Philly.
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:31 PM
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Originally Posted by bryson662001 View Post
I can't imagine anyone from the city being resentful of Willow Grove, unless they are from the worst parts of North Philly.
Who do you think works most of our service sector jobs at the mall and what not? The 55 andd 22 bus them back and forth from the sub at Broad and Olney all day everyday. Old York rd, is the major low wage job corridor for North Philly, because there's not that many jobs in the hood.
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Old 03-07-2011, 11:02 PM
Location: New York, New York
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I don't want to offend my frends on the other side of the Hudson river
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Old 03-07-2011, 11:08 PM
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Arlington, Tx. Not a fan at all.
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Old 03-07-2011, 11:12 PM
Location: The Bay
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Hayward and Union City for the east bay and San Bruno for the peninsula. Those cities never catch a break.
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Old 03-07-2011, 11:28 PM
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Yinzers hate suburbs like Mt. Lebanon, Upper St. Clair, Murrysville, Fox Chapel, McCandless, Franklin Park and Cranberry because they're rich. They also hate suburbs like Penn Hills, Monroeville, North Versailles, West Mifflin and McKees Rocks, and Monongahela River towns like McKeesport, Duquesne and Clairton because they're not "white" enough. Give 'em real suburbs like Baldwin, Munhall, Crafton and Etna!
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Old 03-07-2011, 11:33 PM
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Wilmington, DE: Elsmere -little town known for pulling people over to generate revenue

Philadelphia, PA: Upper Darby/Darby - poorest suburbs Philly has

I personally resent the Main Line.. those people have attitudes like no other.

Also, Pennsauken seems to be picked on as well. Not sure why ( borders Camden?)
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Old 03-07-2011, 11:39 PM
Location: Cleveland, OH USA / formerly Chicago for 20 years
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Originally Posted by west336 View Post
I hear a lot of flack about Schaumburg more than just about any other suburb, including the "ghetto" ones on the South and West sides like Harvey or Maywood.
I personally have to say that I hate neighboring Hoffman Estates more than I hate Schaumburg. Although both are suburban sprawl hell, at least Schaumburg has a large cluster of retail (centered around Woodfield Mall) and an IKEA and an intersection (Schaumburg and Roselle Roads) that is (was?) something of a town center, such as it is. Hoffman Estates is just a shapeless suburban blob with no discernible downtown.

Besides, I think the name "Hoffman Estates" is just tacky. Sounds more like the name of a subdivision than an actual town.

Someone else mentioned Naperville, but at least that suburb has a quaint, walkable downtown, even if the stores and restaurants are mostly chains. Oh, and a pretty nice river walk, too.
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