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Old 01-01-2012, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Both coasts
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The Inland Empire (Riverside and San Bernardino) of SoCal is the exurban/ suburban fringe of LA...it remains more affordable nonetheless extremelely nondescript and sprawling...However, demographically it is very diverse racially..and really alot of ppl exist within their own borders (they do not necessarily commute to neighboring LA/ OC)

Any other similar areas? (This is not as simple as saying "Any suburbia, USA" as there is actually over 2 million ppl living in the Inland Empire)

To Northern Californians, would you consider the South Bay as SF's (more progressive/ productive) "Inland Empire"?
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Old 01-01-2012, 12:17 PM
 
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I don't live in CA but I think Sacramento area would be the north's version of the inland empire.

Here in the Minneapolis Saint Paul area we don't have a lot of urban sprawl so here, it doesn't really apply.
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Old 01-01-2012, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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The Inland Empire (Riverside and San Bernardino) of SoCal is the exurban/ suburban fringe of LA...it remains more affordable nonetheless extremelely nondescript and sprawling...However, demographically it is very diverse racially..and really alot of ppl exist within their own borders (they do not necessarily commute to neighboring LA/ OC)

Any other similar areas? (This is not as simple as saying "Any suburbia, USA" as there is actually over 2 million ppl living in the Inland Empire)

To Northern Californians, would you consider the South Bay as SF's (more progressive/ productive) "Inland Empire"?
Would these areas have to exist outside a major metropolitan area??
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Old 01-01-2012, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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There are a few states in the midwest than can be considered the nation's "inland empire" without the racial diversity

Cheap and depressed housing
Hillbillies and rednecks
Jesus, Guns and Meth
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Old 01-01-2012, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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For Texas it is North Texas. The area around Dallas and FW is such spreading out in multiple directions for many many miles.
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Old 01-01-2012, 02:08 PM
 
Location: where u wish u lived
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The Inland Empire (Riverside and San Bernardino) of SoCal is the exurban/ suburban fringe of LA...it remains more affordable nonetheless extremelely nondescript and sprawling...However, demographically it is very diverse racially..and really alot of ppl exist within their own borders (they do not necessarily commute to neighboring LA/ OC)

Any other similar areas? (This is not as simple as saying "Any suburbia, USA" as there is actually over 2 million ppl living in the Inland Empire)

To Northern Californians, would you consider the South Bay as SF's (more progressive/ productive) "Inland Empire"?
Yes they do, what made you even say that?
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Old 01-01-2012, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Yes they do, what made you even say that?
I think that you misunderstood him unless you think that everyone in the IE works in LA or OC.
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Old 01-01-2012, 02:29 PM
 
Location: where u wish u lived
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I think that you misunderstood him unless you think that everyone in the IE works in LA or OC.
The IE has limited employment opportunities, a good chunk of the people in the IE commute to LA/OC for their jobs
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Old 01-01-2012, 02:35 PM
 
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The Inland Empire (Riverside and San Bernardino) of SoCal is the exurban/ suburban fringe of LA...it remains more affordable nonetheless extremelely nondescript and sprawling...However, demographically it is very diverse racially..and really alot of ppl exist within their own borders (they do not necessarily commute to neighboring LA/ OC)

Any other similar areas? (This is not as simple as saying "Any suburbia, USA" as there is actually over 2 million ppl living in the Inland Empire)

To Northern Californians, would you consider the South Bay as SF's (more progressive/ productive) "Inland Empire"?
The Bay Area's version of the Inland Empire should be the far east bay. Contra Costa County area. Like Antioch, Brentwood, & Oakley. The two regions are practically like twins. Diverse population, no jobs, suburban sprawl, strip malls, lots of families. Seems to me the only difference is one is mountains and the other is desert.
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Old 01-01-2012, 02:50 PM
 
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There are a few states in the midwest than can be considered the nation's "inland empire" without the racial diversity

Cheap and depressed housing
Hillbillies and rednecks
Jesus, Guns and Meth
Stereotyping much?
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