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Old 11-14-2011, 08:06 AM
 
Location: SW Pennsylvania
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True, plus Parkersburg has suburbs in Ohio.

The Eastern Panhandle is probably one of the best examples of a major city's suburbs in another state. The state of Maryland tried to save what countryside it had left outside of DC, so they passed a ordinance that discouraged suburban growth in some areas. This caused a leap frog effect into WV, which resulted in a housing boom in towns like Martinsburg, Charles Town, and even as far west as Berkley Springs.
I've heard that region referred to as the "Quad States" before.

Starting on Interstate 81 in Winchester, VA, you can be in 3 other states (WV, MD, and PA) in less than one hour.

It's also amazing how much the scenery changes in that short of a distance.
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Old 11-14-2011, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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Some of NYC's nicest suburbs are located in Connecticut and New Jersey (Greenwich, Darien, Westport, Alpine, Englewood, etc.).
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Old 11-14-2011, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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Philadelphia (Pennsylvania and New Jersey), Memphis (Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi) Kansas City (Missouri and Kansas), St. Louis (Missouri and Illinois, Omaha (Nebraska and Iowa), the Quad Cities (Illinois and Iowa), New York (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut), Chicago (Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin) Detroit (Michigan, and some of its suburbs could be said to be in Ontario), Buffalo (New York and Ontario), Louisville (Kentucky and Indiana), Cincinnati (Kentucky and Ohio), Washington, D.C. (Maryland and Virginia) and Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania and West Virginia if you choose to include Wheeling). Also, you can include Chattanooga because I believe it has suburbs in both Tennessee and Georgia.
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Old 11-14-2011, 03:18 PM
 
Location: The City
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Philadelphia (Pennsylvania and New Jersey), Memphis (Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi) Kansas City (Missouri and Kansas), St. Louis (Missouri and Illinois, Omaha (Nebraska and Iowa), the Quad Cities (Illinois and Iowa), New York (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut), Chicago (Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin) Detroit (Michigan, and some of its suburbs could be said to be in Ontario), Buffalo (New York and Ontario), Louisville (Kentucky and Indiana), Cincinnati (Kentucky and Ohio), Washington, D.C. (Maryland and Virginia) and Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania and West Virginia if you choose to include Wheeling). Also, you can include Chattanooga because I believe it has suburbs in both Tennessee and Georgia.
You forgot DE and MD for Philly and nearly a million people
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Old 11-15-2011, 06:42 PM
 
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Are there any good examples of this trend but on the international level?

I know Detroit-Windsor, San Diego-Tijuana, etc. are major international metro areas, but do people make actual daily commutes across the border to get to work/home?
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Old 11-15-2011, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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Are there any good examples of this trend but on the international level?

I know Detroit-Windsor, San Diego-Tijuana, etc. are major international metro areas, but do people make actual daily commutes across the border to get to work/home?
I'm sure they do...I would imagine it's more common in Detroit than San Diego though, simply because Canada has more similarities to the U.S. culturally and ethnically than Mexico. There is also the absence of the language barrier and vast difference in wealth statuses. That's just a guess, but I would imagine it to be largely true.
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Old 11-16-2011, 04:16 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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I'm sure they do...I would imagine it's more common in Detroit than San Diego though, simply because Canada has more similarities to the U.S. culturally and ethnically than Mexico. There is also the absence of the language barrier and vast difference in wealth statuses. That's just a guess, but I would imagine it to be largely true.
Not true.

There are tons of cross-border commuters between Tijuana and San Diego (the vast majority going north to work). There is a huge Mexican/Mexican-American community in San Diego, and many Tijuanans in fact do speak English (I've never had a problem speaking either language in either city).
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:52 AM
 
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I believe some areas of the SE part of Georgia are considered to be suburbs of Jacksonville, Florida.
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Old 11-16-2011, 01:44 PM
 
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Are there any good examples of this trend but on the international level?

I know Detroit-Windsor, San Diego-Tijuana, etc. are major international metro areas, but do people make actual daily commutes across the border to get to work/home?
I can only speak to Detroit-Windsor - it was not unusual for workers to live in one city and work in the other. The automotive plants and the hospitals are two industries that saw such situations. Post 9-11, Homeland Security and the tightening of border controls damped down such cross-border daily migrations.
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:37 PM
 
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Vancouver Wa. 161,000 Is built across the Columbia River from Portland Or. In the Portland metro area there are about 500,000 in Washington.
Vantucky
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