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Old 11-13-2014, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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How are Chicago's 'burbs? People who live in the 'burbs are like people who live in urban Chicago? I thin that Washington have urban suburbs, but I'm not sure.
Yes DC does have urban suburbs.
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Old 11-13-2014, 11:32 AM
 
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This Schenectady neighborhood also comes to mind: http://uniontriangle.org

https://maps.google.com/?q=1072%20Un...2a&hl=en&gl=us
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Old 11-13-2014, 11:49 AM
 
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How are Chicago's 'burbs? People who live in the 'burbs are like people who live in urban Chicago? I thin that Washington have urban suburbs, but I'm not sure.
Chicagos burbs are beautiful, but largely quiet, family oriented bedroom communities compared to other metro areas. (Suburbs in other metro areas also have a lot of quiet bedroom communities, but they have many clusters of activities and amenities generally associated with "cities" nightlife, museums, etc.) Chicagoland is kind of unique, in that you have a much more obvious difference between urban and suburban.

No. People who live in the "burbs" are nothing like the people attracted to the city for the most part. (Keep in mind that Chicago city proper however, is only about 1/3 "urban and desirable", 1/3 basically a war zone, and about 1/3 basically dense suburbs).

I'm a big John Hughes fan, and point to his movies when people are wondering what life in the Chicago suburbs are like. Obviously they are fiction and they take place in the 80s/early 90s, but still you get the idea.
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Old 11-15-2014, 03:35 PM
 
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Hoboken or Jersey city
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Old 11-15-2014, 10:12 PM
 
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The Northeast/BosWash corridor is obviously going to dominate this thread.
Pasadena, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, and Santa Monica are a lot more urban and cosmopolitan than any suburbs I can think of in the Northeast, save, perhaps, Hoboken, NJ.
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Old 11-15-2014, 10:18 PM
 
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Pasadena, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, and Santa Monica are a lot more urban and cosmopolitan than any suburbs I can think of in the Northeast, save, perhaps, Hoboken, NJ.
This is hilarious.

Google bethesda, MD or Arlington, VA or Jersey City
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Old 11-15-2014, 10:33 PM
 
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Cleveland Heights, OH - that is one interesting suburb - housing stock ranging from huge old apartment buildings to huge mansions, a couple of vibrant business districts, literally two miles from the cultural center of the city of Cleveland. The Cleveland area has a great metroparks system. The public schools are just so-so, from what I've read.

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.5010...ut9ChzSK6Q!2e0
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Old 11-15-2014, 10:57 PM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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Pasadena, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, and Santa Monica are a lot more urban and cosmopolitan than any suburbs I can think of in the Northeast, save, perhaps, Hoboken, NJ.
Just one of many suburbs around DC:

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.9963...r3RST-u8kg!2e0


https://www.google.com/maps/@38.9953...1wAYcDDang!2e0

Pasadena, CA

https://www.google.com/maps/@34.1457...HygYA4SIVQ!2e0

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Old 11-15-2014, 11:04 PM
 
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This is hilarious.

Google bethesda, MD or Arlington, VA or Jersey City
I'll give you Bethesda, but Arlington, VA and Jersey City, NJ are NOT suburbs--they're principal cities of their respective metropolitan areas. That's precisely the reason why I didn't include my current city of Long Beach, CA in my list of urban, cosmopolitan suburbs of LA--it's a principal city of the Greater Los Angeles metro area.
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Old 11-16-2014, 06:32 AM
 
Location: New York City
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D.C. should be #1 in this category.

All of our suburbs are cosmopolitan except PG county.

Arlington, Alexandria, Tyson's Corner, Reston, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Rockville, Silver Spring, Falls Church, McLean, Takoma Park*, Olney, Gaithersburg, Germantown.

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