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Old 06-16-2015, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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Seems like the perfect place for all of those hipsters that dress like its 1870.
It even has a skyline of sorts.

If I was going to live in the area though, I'd buy a home in nearby Pottsville. Some amazing cheap housing stock available for $50K-$130K

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Old 06-16-2015, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Bothell, Washington
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Yeah, I imagine these mid-sized cities (200K-750K?) would all probably qualify, but they all still have suburban sprawl.
True, almost all mid sized cities pretty much are nothing but one big suburb with a small urban core. And with any of them, within 20 minutes' drive you can be out in the middle of nowhere. I used to live in Lincoln, Nebraska- population 250,000. And it was that way. I could drive from downtown and be in the middle of a corn field within 15 minutes. But that doesn't mean it's not surrounded by suburban sprawl. It technically had no "suburbs" (as in, connected towns by other names), it was all just Lincoln and then nothing but fields- but all of Lincoln outside of the small urban core was just like a big suburb. I haven't been to any smaller city that is not like this.
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Old 06-16-2015, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Any city in China
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Old 06-16-2015, 02:42 PM
 
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I'd say Pittsburgh has fairly limited sprawl. The hilly topography of the region, combined with the fact that much of it was build before WWII, made its suburbs fairly dense and close in, as that was the popular style at the time. Many of the surrounding towns themselves sprung up around factories involved in the steel industry, and were built along rivers by the companies. The companies made them dense and within walking distance of the factories so as to save as much money as possible, and appeal to their low-income workers.
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Old 06-16-2015, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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LA lol..I should be a comedian.
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Old 06-16-2015, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Capitol Hill - Seattle
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Seattle metro stretches fairly extensively along the I-5 corridor, but you can head east about 25-30 mi and be in the wilderness. The metro is bound by the Cascade mountains in that direction. Go 50 mi east of Seattle's boundary and you can be hiking here:

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Old 06-16-2015, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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Seattle metro stretches fairly extensively along the I-5 corridor, but you can head east about 25-30 mi and be in the wilderness. The metro is bound by the Cascade mountains in that direction. Go 50 mi east of Seattle's boundary and you can be hiking here:

Photos by me this weekend


Seattles natural scenery is ridiculously nice.
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Old 06-16-2015, 03:06 PM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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True, almost all mid sized cities pretty much are nothing but one big suburb with a small urban core. And with any of them, within 20 minutes' drive you can be out in the middle of nowhere. I used to live in Lincoln, Nebraska- population 250,000. And it was that way. I could drive from downtown and be in the middle of a corn field within 15 minutes. But that doesn't mean it's not surrounded by suburban sprawl. It technically had no "suburbs" (as in, connected towns by other names), it was all just Lincoln and then nothing but fields- but all of Lincoln outside of the small urban core was just like a big suburb. I haven't been to any smaller city that is not like this.
Victoria, British Columbia is probably one of the most urban cities for its size (metro around 300,000) though it has plenty of suburbia.
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Old 06-16-2015, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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South Bend Indiana
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Old 06-16-2015, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Tualatin Oregon
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25 minutes east of Portland the Columbia river gorge protected area
25 minutes south the wine country
25 minutes west Washington county farm land
25 minutes north Clark county farm land
within the city theres Forest Park
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