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Old 11-26-2014, 10:53 PM
 
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Yeah, but he's the president . A lot of things he does we can't/don't do. He doesn't fly commercial

My wife's from there and so we go back quite a bit. Still a suburb. We always use LAX and I'm sure a majority does also.
You are very sadly mistaken -- the vast majority of people who live in Long Beach and surrounding communities fly in and out of LGB, not LAX. However, you wouldn't know that because you don't live in Long Beach.

Don't sicken me.
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Old 11-26-2014, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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You are very sadly mistaken -- the vast majority of people who live in Long Beach and surrounding communities fly in and out of LGB, not LAX. However, you wouldn't know that because you don't live in Long Beach.

Don't sicken me.
A significant portion, yes, but I highly doubt it is a majority considering LGB's rather limited flight options compared to LAX and SNA.
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Old 11-27-2014, 08:47 AM
 
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You are very sadly mistaken -- the vast majority of people who live in Long Beach and surrounding communities fly in and out of LGB, not LAX. However, you wouldn't know that because you don't live in Long Beach.

Don't sicken me.
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Old 11-27-2014, 10:50 AM
 
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Long Beach dates to 1897, when Los Angeles was a far smaller city that was well up the road. Los Angeles exploded in size after 1920, but Long Beach is not a classic mid-twentieth century suburb that formed when families "escaped" the crowded city for single-family homes. It is a port and industrial city - kind of like Oakland in relation to San Francisco.

A true suburb, in my book, formed well after the core city was a large, well-established, and densely populated city, and from the beginning, had a dependent relationship with the core.

One interesting case is the Hampton Roads area, where Norfolk and Newport News are the older core cities. In size and population, they are now dwarfed by Virginia Beach. Virginia Beach has many attributed of a "suburb" of the older Hampton Roads cities - but is now the largest city in Virginia. Virginia Beach was incorporated in 1952, and took off in population around that time.
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Old 02-05-2015, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Muncie, IN
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I still think San Jose is more of a Suburb, maybe not in the classic sense, but still a suburb of San Francisco. San Jose expanded greatly due to it's nearby San Francisco. A lot of people commute up to SF from there. Also, a lot of people commute to silicon valley from San Jose. It is interesting to note that a lot of technology and computer startup and businesses are popping up in SO SF. San Jose has all the same local stations as SF does. It brings up an interesting point. Is Hayward, Fremont, Palo Alto suburbs of SJ or SF?

Someone else mention Mississauga which also is a suburb, but not in the classic sense. It has a respectable skyline. Is Oakland a suburb of SF? Is Bellevue a suburb of Seattle? What about Tacoma?
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Old 02-05-2015, 12:40 PM
 
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Someone else mention Mississauga which also is a suburb, but not in the classic sense. It has a respectable skyline. Is Oakland a suburb of SF? Is Bellevue a suburb of Seattle? What about Tacoma?
Tacoma was a separate Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area (PMSA) from Seattle prior to 2003, and was grouped into a larger Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area (CMSA) with the Seattle and Olympia PMSAs. The Seattle and Tacoma PMSAs were merged into one MSA in 2003, while Olympia remained separate although still grouped into a larger Combined Statistical Area (CSA) with the Seattle-Tacoma MSA.

Today, in addition to the Seattle-Tacoma and Olympia MSAs, the Seattle CSA also includes the Mount Vernon-Anacortes and Bremerton-Silverdale MSAs as well as the Oak Harbor, Centralia, and Shelton Micropolitan Statistical Areas.
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