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Old 06-04-2011, 09:14 PM
 
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Tried to post a pic of Bellevue, WA, but it wouldn't work for me. Anyway, that is my pick.

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Old 06-05-2011, 12:37 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Yeah, Bellevue obv OP. I took a pic of it from the Space Needle the other day. It's freaking huge even from there.
 
Old 06-05-2011, 01:06 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Bellevue kills many cities with a metro area. Bellevue gets my vote. Honorable mention to Ft. Lauderdale, Bossier City, La.
 
Old 06-05-2011, 09:33 AM
 
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Wilmington, DE
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...re_skyline.jpg

Reading, PA
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ding_Urban.jpg

Allentown, PA
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi.../Allentown.jpg

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Old 06-05-2011, 09:40 AM
 
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No Offense, but Wilmington, Reading, and Allentown are anything but suburbs. They are small cities with their own identity. They are not suburbs of Philly. Reading and Wilmington are connected to the Philly metro but are not it's suburbs. Allentown is it's own city connected to Philly and also NYC.

Even each of those three cities have their own suburban communities. Wyomissing, Shillington for Reading and the Lehigh Valley for Allentown.

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Old 06-05-2011, 10:09 AM
 
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Originally Posted by WestReadingGangsta View Post
No Offense, but Wilmington, Reading, and Allentown are anything but suburbs. They are small cities with their own identity. They are not suburbs of Philly. They are Reading and Wilmington are connected to the Philly metro but are not it's suburbs. Allentown is it's own city connected to Philly and also NYC.
Wilmington is it's own city, but so are alot of Philly's suburbs ie. Camden, Trenton, Chester, Atlantic city. Wilmington is on a SEPTA line, so it is part of Philly's metro. Reading is in Philly's CSA, and Allentown should be in Philly's MSA, A city can be independent and at the same time, a suburb of a larger city, which is the case for Wilmington and the others.
 
Old 06-05-2011, 10:46 AM
 
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ok, fair enough. So this should be about smaller cities close to larger ones with nice skylines, and not completely dependant suburbs of large cities made up of ugly commercial low rise office towers?
 
Old 06-05-2011, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Bellevue, WA hands down.
 
Old 06-05-2011, 02:02 PM
 
Location: The City
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Jersey city, has the best skyline of non core cities IMHO - but many of these may not really be a suburb in the truest sense.

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Old 06-05-2011, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Rockville, MD
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How does one make a distinction between a suburb and a satellite city located adjacent to a larger city? Is there a critical population threshold? Is there a critical density threshold? Does whether or not the satellite city/suburb attracts a large amount of daytime commuters affect its classification?

Is Union City, NJ (in Hudson County, west of Manhattan) a satellite city or a suburb? Why?

Is Fremont, CA (lower inner East Bay in Alameda County) a city or a suburb?

How about Arlington, VA? (across the Potomac river from DC). Arlington, VA is actually a county, so is it a "suburban county"?

My personal view is all of this is subjective. I think we can all agree that NYC is a suburb, but there will be varying levels of debate as to whether Jersey City is a suburb of NYC or a satellite city located adjacent to NYC. There will be even more debate as to whether Yonkers is a suburb of NYC.
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