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Old 09-26-2013, 04:14 PM
 
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What's so unique about it?
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Old 09-27-2013, 08:47 AM
 
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To be honest when we talk about city vs suburb then Plano isn't a very good example as it is more of a "urban suburb" due to its location and amenities.

No matter which direction growth happens, Plano is at advantage.
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Old 09-27-2013, 09:08 AM
 
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To be honest when we talk about city vs suburb then Plano isn't a very good example as it is more of a "urban suburb" due to its location and amenities.

No matter which direction growth happens, Plano is at advantage.
What on Earth is an "urban suburb"????

*scratching head*

To me, Highland Park is an "urban suburb". North Oak Cliff is an "urban suburb" (started off as a suburb, anyway). Plano is still out there.
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Old 09-27-2013, 10:00 AM
 
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I think Gripe's point is that Plano has it all, it has job centers and some very big corporations headquartered there, along with retail, restaurants, and of course, suburban housing. It's a city unto itself, and one doesn't have to leave Plano for anything at all, if they wished. Not all suburbs can say that.
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Old 09-27-2013, 10:41 AM
 
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Plano is still out there.
Plano touches Dallas. They are close friends. There is more to Dallas than just downtown, and most of Dallas is more suburban-like than urban. Plano on average is actually more dense than Dallas is, even though Dallas has pockets of density of course that are much higher than Plano's highest. Since density is one measure of urbanness (though not the only one), I think a higher average density than the primary city can be a good definition of an 'urban suburb'. Under that definition, Garland counts as an 'urban suburb' too.

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Old 09-27-2013, 11:40 AM
 
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West Plano is not "out there", it is not only next to Dallas but physically borders Dallas."Urban Suburb" is a town with easy access to all that neighbor city offers, has most of what cities offer, is not as dense, provides better housing and schooling than its neighbor city for a better price. In easy words, you get best of both worlds.
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:02 PM
 
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West Plano is not "out there", it is not only next to Dallas but physically borders Dallas."Urban Suburb" is a town with easy access to all that neighbor city offers, has most of what cities offer, is not as dense, provides better housing and schooling than its neighbor city for a better price. In easy words, you get best of both worlds.
Well, if the work is in central Dallas (like in my case) , easy access is relative. On a week day, it can be easily about 1 hour each way.

But, yeah, agree on amenities and schools.
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:38 PM
 
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IF you consider Plano as an urban suburb, then what do you consider Addison? And there are two kinds of density; built and ppsqm. When talking about urban as of the city, built density is a far more accurate measure.
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:55 PM
 
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West Plano is not "out there", it is not only next to Dallas but physically borders Dallas."Urban Suburb" is a town with easy access to all that neighbor city offers, has most of what cities offer, is not as dense, provides better housing and schooling than its neighbor city for a better price. In easy words, you get best of both worlds.
There are parts of Dallas that reach all the way north to Denton County. Just because Plano borders suburban, residential areas of Dallas doesn't mean that it's an "urban suburb".

I still say it's "out there".
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Old 09-27-2013, 04:02 PM
 
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There are parts of Dallas that reach all the way north to Denton County. Just because Plano borders suburban, residential areas of Dallas doesn't mean that it's an "urban suburb".

I still say it's "out there".
I still say that Plano is the real urban/urbanized suburb of Dallas. HP on the other hand is a luxury bedroom community of Dallas.
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