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View Poll Results: Best Mega Planned Suburban Community
The Woodlands TX 17 20.73%
Columbia MD 10 12.20%
Naperville IL 15 18.29%
Cary NC 9 10.98%
Irvine CA 10 12.20%
Scottsdale AZ 13 15.85%
Plano TX 8 9.76%
Voters: 82. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-02-2018, 08:35 PM
 
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So when people think upper middle class, newer planned suburbs. These places probably come to mind. The're perceived as plush, safe, and overall terrific places to raise a family. Each of these places now has over 100,000 people, making them "mega suburbs". They where also all planned communities in some way. I'm wondering which is the best suburb overall. If you had a comfortable job and a young family, where would you chose to raise them? I want to focus more on the suburb than the primary city in the metro region.

Some criteria to consider

1. Schools
2. Parks
3. Housing
4. COL
5. Urbanized walk able regions
6. Shopping
7. Commute
8. Diversity
9. Friendliness/Sense of community
10. Safety
11. Recreation/Leisure
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Old 05-02-2018, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Sacramento CA
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Scottsdale followed by Plano IMO.

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Old 05-02-2018, 09:53 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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I am not sure that all of these options are of the same type. What I mean is that at least some of these were not singularly planned communities. Because of that, I am not sure that I can actually rate them against each other apples to apples.
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Old 05-02-2018, 09:55 PM
 
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I am not sure that all of these options are of the same type. What I mean is that at least some of these were not singularly planned communities. Because of that, I am not sure that I can actually rate them against each other apples to apples.
I realize that. But they all have some similarities. A lot of CD polls aren't apples to apples.
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Old 05-02-2018, 10:04 PM
 
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Peachtree City, GA and Johns Creek, GA should be on this list/poll.
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Old 05-02-2018, 10:08 PM
 
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Peachtree City, GA and Johns Creek, GA should be on this list/poll.
If this was a mid-sized Suburban competition they would be. I wanted to mostly focus on the large ones.
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Old 05-02-2018, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Based on this incomplete list, I choose Scottsdale first and Columbia last place.
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Old 05-03-2018, 04:08 AM
 
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If this was a mid-sized Suburban competition they would be. I wanted to mostly focus on the large ones.
Got it.
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Old 05-03-2018, 05:26 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Many of these suburbs are just mostly residential or very corporate. Scottsdale has a good mix of touristy and residential, has a good downtown with plenty of retail, dining, with some nightlife and entertainment.
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Old 05-03-2018, 05:26 AM
 
Location: DMV Area
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Reston, VA should be on here if we're including Columbia, MD. I voted for Irvine, although I could be swayed by Columbia (I live near there and frequent the area quite a bit) and Plano.

While Plano, Scottsdale, and Naperville are very well-planned, they're not master-planned the way Reston/Columbia/Irvine/The Woodlands are.
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