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Old 12-21-2016, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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Isn't Mall of America near Minneapolis?

That's all I know about Minneapolis suburbs.
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Old 12-22-2016, 06:34 AM
 
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Nah, Minneapolis suburbs are just really generic for the most part.

You would not be able to tell the difference between Eden Prairie, and Naperville, IL at first glance. There really just isn't anything impressive.
I agree with your first paragraph. The second one - Naperville IL has actual character and a downtown and a train (all of which are hallmarks of the Chicago suburbs and many east coast burbs).

Eden Prairie is like Schaumburg or probably Northbrook.
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Old 12-22-2016, 09:50 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Nah, Minneapolis suburbs are just really generic for the most part.

You would not be able to tell the difference between Eden Prairie, and Naperville, IL at first glance. There really just isn't anything impressive.
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I agree with your first paragraph. The second one - Naperville IL has actual character and a downtown and a train (all of which are hallmarks of the Chicago suburbs and many east coast burbs).

Eden Prairie is like Schaumburg or probably Northbrook.
A downtown area and a train station is something that helps distinguish one Long Island community from another.

For instance, some of the newer communities that went right from farmland to suburb like Levittown, East Meadow and Dix Hills lack both a train station and a real downtown area. Older communities like Babylon Village, Huntington Village, Smithtown and Oyster Bay have them.
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Old 12-22-2016, 10:20 AM
 
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Isn't Mall of America near Minneapolis?

That's all I know about Minneapolis suburbs.
Yes. In Bloomington. The first and largest auto-oriented suburb.
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Old 12-24-2016, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Seattle's suburb of Bellevue has a skyline that equals many top 30 cities. The population is still just about 140K, but this has become one of the most important suburbs in the U.S. Residential is growing, but only on the higher end.

https://www.google.com/search?q=imag...oejjgm7taZM%3A

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Old 12-26-2016, 12:46 PM
 
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Atlanta's suburbs are a bucolic, hilly subtropical forest.
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Old 12-27-2016, 09:17 AM
 
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Northern Suburbs of Dallas (Plano, Richardson, Frisco, Addison) -- Chain restaurants and strip malls galore, sterile office parks, tacky McMansions, no soul, tree-less, tollroads, tollroads, decent ethnic food, soccer moms, large SUVs, and Ikea. Did I forget to mention tollroads?
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Old 12-27-2016, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles,CA & Scottsdale, AZ
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LA's inland suburbs are hellish. Might as well be Phoenix.
Very mature lol
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Old 12-29-2016, 12:00 PM
 
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we compare cities and even metro areas. What if we tried to compare something else: the suburban fringe of our major cities. If you were to eliminate the central city and concentrate only on the suburban region, what type of description would you give the suburban area of major metros



Chicagoland suburbs: served by extensive rail (Metra) connection to Chicago, but stuck with a highway system that is largely designed to serve connections to downtown Chicago with little ability to interconnect one part of suburbia to another
I disagree with the "little ability to interconnect" part. The suburban expressways make it easy to work in one suburb and live in another. I utilize the 294, 355, and 90 all of the time and live and work exclusively in the burbs. I'm not the only one.
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Old 12-29-2016, 12:50 PM
 
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I disagree with the "little ability to interconnect" part. The suburban expressways make it easy to work in one suburb and live in another. I utilize the 294, 355, and 90 all of the time and live and work exclusively in the burbs. I'm not the only one.
North of 53 extension is poorly connected though.
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