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Old 04-25-2015, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Have you had the experience of encountering a tractor, combine, or cotton picker while driving to or from your home in a subdivision that adjoins prime farm land?
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Old 04-25-2015, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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This is rather common in Virginia Beach, south of the Boulevard.
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Old 04-25-2015, 01:00 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Have you had the experience of encountering a tractor, combine, or cotton picker while driving to or from your home in a subdivision that adjoins prime farm land?
You see this in some of the Illinois suburbs of St. Louis. The east side of the river isn't as built up as the west side, and there's gaps between some of the cities and towns that's farmland.
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Old 04-25-2015, 01:53 PM
 
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Have you had the experience of encountering a tractor, combine, or cotton picker while driving to or from your home in a subdivision that adjoins prime farm land?
Hahaha no.
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Old 04-25-2015, 03:43 PM
 
Location: IN
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Yes, I have seen it in the city limits Madison, WI. An old neighborhood is directly across the road from a farm with crop land, out buildings, and barn.
This is Milwaukee Rd. Note the age of the neighborhood and size of trees on the left side of the street.

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Old 04-25-2015, 07:04 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Shreveport, LA is that way all over the place.
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Old 04-25-2015, 07:07 PM
 
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You see this in some of the Illinois suburbs of St. Louis. The east side of the river isn't as built up as the west side, and there's gaps between some of the cities and towns that's farmland.

Illinois does not have any "suburbs of St Louis" mainly because they are two different States, you know, Illinois and Missouri and St Louis happens to be a city in Missouri.


It happens everywhere there are farms and city people who think they needed to take the city into the country. Then they complain when they are behind a tractor that can do about 10 miles an hour, well, um, you are in the midst of the country where Farmers do their jobs.
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Old 04-26-2015, 10:55 AM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Illinois does not have any "suburbs of St Louis" mainly because they are two different States, you know, Illinois and Missouri and St Louis happens to be a city in Missouri.
The Census Bureau does not agree with you, which is why they label the St. Louis metropolitan area as "St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area." A city is more than capable of having suburbs in other states, and, of metro St. Louis' 2.8 million residents, around 700,000 of them live in Illinois.
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Old 04-26-2015, 11:38 AM
 
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The Census Bureau does not agree with you, which is why they label the St. Louis metropolitan area as "St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area." A city is more than capable of having suburbs in other states, and, of metro St. Louis' 2.8 million residents, around 700,000 of them live in Illinois.

I really do not care what the census bureau does, there are no Illinois suburbs of St Louis.
Most everyone who lives in that area will tell you they do not live in a suburb of St Louis or Missouri.
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Old 04-26-2015, 01:15 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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I really do not care what the census bureau does, there are no Illinois suburbs of St Louis.
Most everyone who lives in that area will tell you they do not live in a suburb of St Louis or Missouri.
I was born and raised there, and I grew up in a suburb of St. Louis. Quite a few of the towns on the Illinois side of the river are closer to downtown St. Louis than many of St. Louis' Missouri suburbs. If that's not enough for you, then I suppose there's also the fact that the highways into the city from Illinois are backed up every weekday during rush hour with commuters, all the local TV stations are that of St. Louis, the primary paper is the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, all the radio stations are for St. Louis, etc.

If St. Louis wasn't there, only a fraction of the people living in the Metro East region would live there. What else do you think is anchoring a region that has 700,000 people when the largest Illinois city in that area (Belleville, IL) has only 43,000 people?
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