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View Poll Results: Philly burbs the very best in the nation?
Yes Philly burbs are the best in the U.S. 14 26.92%
No that is outlandish 38 73.08%
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Old 10-14-2011, 06:29 PM
 
Location: MIA/DC
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Is it true, does Philly really have the best burbs in the nation and based off what? Affluence, glamor, tourism, high end shopping, exquisite dining, diverse, celebrities, film locations? What exactly makes them the best in the U.S IYO?

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Philly burbs are the best in the nation.
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Old 10-14-2011, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Philly didn't make this list, oh well... News Headlines

Philly's suburbs are top-notch, and King of Prussia is a beast of a mall/// but I'm not willing to sit around and argue the point. I don't give a flying puck about suburbs.
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Old 10-14-2011, 06:58 PM
 
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Philly didn't make this list, oh well... News Headlines

Philly's suburbs are top-notch, and King of Prussia is a beast of a mall/// but I'm not willing to sit around and argue the point. I don't give a flying puck about suburbs.
Well duh all the pucks are getting hit by the flyers in Philly
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Old 10-14-2011, 07:00 PM
 
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Edmond, Oklahoma is now the best burb in the U.S? According to CNBC from Dub King's post. Time to tell the folks in Scarsdale they're paying to much for an inferior burb as Dub King puts it. Dub King, so you agree with cpomp that Philly's burbs better than NY, SF, DC's and should not be questioned why?
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Old 10-14-2011, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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No I don't agree with an absolute statement like that. I'm fairly sure New York has some better burbs than Philly, but I also think Philly's burbs are good enough that they should be in the discussion. It's not a totally absurd contention, especially if you allow cost of living into the discussion. I've seen some unbelievable homes in NY, NJ and PA suburbs.


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Edmond, Oklahoma is now the best burb in the U.S? According to CNBC from Dub King's post. Time to tell the folks in Scarsdale they're paying to much for an inferior burb as Dub King puts it. Dub King, so you agree with cpomp that Philly's burbs better than NY, SF, DC's and should not be questioned why?
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Old 10-14-2011, 07:26 PM
 
Location: The City
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Philly has very nice burbs (cpomp is a bit over zealous at times (as the OP appears to be in disdain for Philly in general) but no doubt there are excellent suburban enclaves in the Delaware Valley), some of the best in the country and on par with other cities in many attributes but like all metros there are better and worse areas like all metros. On the whole I actually mostly agree with the list you have and would add Boston as having some of the best but all major metros have some very nice areas in their burbs. I remember being very impressed with the Shaker Heights area of Cleveland as one example.
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Old 10-14-2011, 07:31 PM
 
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Bwahaahaahaa! I just noticed this thread.

I'll concede that Philly does in fact have great suburbs, but the country's finest? Even the most devout, card carrying, dues paying booster squad chairperson should at least pfft before co-signing.
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Old 10-14-2011, 07:31 PM
 
Location: MIA/DC
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No I don't agree with an absolute statement like that. I'm fairly sure New York has some better burbs than Philly, but I also think Philly's burbs are good enough that they should be in the discussion. It's not a totally absurd contention, especially if you allow cost of living into the discussion. I've seen some unbelievable homes in NY, NJ and PA suburbs.
All I'm trying to say is that LA, Dallas, Miami, Houston, DC, SF, NY, Detroit, Chicago, Philly, Atlanta all can say they have the best burbs but doesn't make it true. All metros have some of the best 'burbs' in the nation. South Lake in Dallas, Winnetka in Chicago, Bloomfield Hills in Detroit, Rosslyn in DC, Palo Alto in SF, West U in Houston, Bel Air in LA, Buckhead in Atlanta, etc

All of those burbs are the safest, wealthiest, most expensive and most prestigious burbs in these metros and the U.S. but to say Philly has the very best of them all is dubious and absurd. Philly's burbs may be fantastic but they are no more nor less than any other large metro
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Old 10-14-2011, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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To discuss Philly burbs for a moment, the region I'd highlight is Valley Forge. Wayne is a the 'model town', and King of Prussia provides the shopping and dining options. King of Prussia mall is a beast and you'd be hard pressed to find better. In the region is Villanova University & Bryn Mawr College. Also, Valley Forge National Historical Park is there, see where Washington defeated the Brits! right in the middle of the suburb. Until the Barnes collection is actually moved, one could say that Philly has the greatest art collection ever to be located in a suburban museum, but that ends soon.
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Old 10-14-2011, 07:38 PM
 
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All I'm trying to say is that LA, Dallas, Miami, Houston, DC, SF, NY, Detroit, Chicago, Philly, Atlanta all can say they have the best burbs but doesn't make it true. All metros have some of the best 'burbs' in the nation. South Lake in Dallas, Winnetka in Chicago, Bloomfield Hills in Detroit, Rosslyn in DC, Palo Alto in SF, West U in Houston, Bel Air in LA, Buckhead in Atlanta, etc

All of those burbs are the safest, wealthiest, most expensive and most prestigious burbs in these metros and the U.S. but to say Philly has the very best of them all is dubious and absurd.
The main line of Philly can can toe to toe with any, suggesting that any are the best is absurd (to your point almost all lerger metros will have very wealthy/exclusive enclaves probably some more notable than others), but to me equally absurd to say a place like Upper Merion or Lower Merion would not be in the discussion

Last year in one of the silly PR lists the Philly suburban area of Moorestown was ranked the top place to live in America, but these forbes lists are what they are and mostly silly in the first place.
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