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Old 05-30-2013, 06:21 AM
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What city in the northeast, midwest, or mid- Atlantic has the best suburbs? I'm interested in ones that have the most family friendly and walkable suburbs. Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:42 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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For me, Chicago is right up there on the list. I particularly like the North Shore suburbs, most of which have charming little town centers.
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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I'd imagine Northeast suburbs have the most to offer. Midwest suburbs can be incredible (Oak Park, IL; Shaker Heights, OH; Evanston, IL; etc.) but they can also be either very sprawly or incredibly dangerous places for city "refugees" to flee to. I know this is true in other regions as well, but the Midwest seems to be more hit or miss to me (although I'm far from an expert). All three regions have easily the best inner-ring, turn-of-the century (20th) suburbs with adequate infrastructure and services, and amazing locational proximity. You could find your heaven in any of the three regions, to be honest, each with its own distinct advantage: Midwest = affordability; Mid-Atlantic = growing/progressive; Northeast = walkable/infrastructure.

*Edit: this assumes that by "Mid-Atlantic" you mean DC, and not Charlotte or something. Otherwise I'd take Mid-Atlantic off your list (except DC).
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:55 AM
 
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In the Northeast(or any region for that matter), you can find such suburbs in just about any metro area. It may be a matter of what other criteria you are looking for in a suburban neighborhood/community.

For instance, in my area, you may like a place like this: Village of Liverpool - New York

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