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Old 11-09-2011, 07:40 PM
Location: Detroit's eastside, downtown Detroit in near future!
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Originally Posted by cbmsu01 View Post
Even with Detroit, I'd be somewhat careful of that assessment. Almost all suburbs are safer than Detroit city proper, but they do run the gamut from really nice to lackluster. Also, unless you're into shopping malls and high-end grocery chains, I'd say that downtown Detroit has as much to do as a comparable built-up area in the suburbs.

But I know what you're trying to say.
thank you!!!
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Old 11-10-2011, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Deezus View Post
I'm confused about what would be so much better about the suburbs in Fort Worth and Austin as opposed to the San Francisco Bay Area?

Not even counting everything to do in Oakland and Berkeley (which aren't even really suburban but the center of the East Bay)--San Francisco has some nice suburbs just down the peninsula:

San Mateo, Burlingame, and Redwood City all have fairly nice downtown areas(for their size). Palo Alto is a classic college town and nearby Menlo Park has nice tree-lined neighborhoods and streets. You've got places like Pacifica and Half Moon Bay further south that are right on the Pacific Coast beaches. Across the bridge in Marin you have a mix of upscale little villages along the bay like Sausalito and Tiburon and small towns like Mill Valley at the edge of the redwoods on the slope of Mt. Tamalpais. That's just what's close to San Francisco. You can look at the rest of the Bay Area and find other nice suburbs---I'd say in general the Bay has one of the more varied and interesting mixes of suburbs along US metros.

San Mateo is dumpy and there is little to do in Half Moon Bay.
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Old 11-10-2011, 05:36 PM
Location: Oakland
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Originally Posted by ram2 View Post
San Mateo is dumpy and there is little to do in Half Moon Bay.
Keep telling yourself that, if it makes you feel better.
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