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Old 01-29-2017, 06:12 PM
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pnguy2, I like Bellevue and have been pretty clear on that. But #1 will be more urban in my mind. I'm basing that on actually being there.
A friend visited Bellevue and didn't think much of it; found it somewhat pedestrian unfriendly and few walked there.
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Old 01-29-2017, 07:04 PM
 
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Not surprising. In Bellevue's defense it's densifying at a high rate. The number of pedestrians and general feeling of urbanity are very different now than even a couple year ago. But it still has a lot of gaps and the parking per building isn't at true urban levels, though it's quite a bit less than some major downtowns on a square foot basis.

Clayton has one highrise apartment under construction that I'm aware of.
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Old 01-29-2017, 07:48 PM
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My definition of suburb is areas developed after ww2.
Suburbs have been around since way before then.
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Old 01-29-2017, 07:49 PM
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In the metro Denver area-Boulder, followed by d/t Littleton, also d/t Castle Rock.
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Old 01-29-2017, 08:52 PM
 
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Decatur, GA is also one that should be mentioned.
I found Downtown Decatur, GA to be extremely underwhelming, even for a "suburb".
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Old 01-30-2017, 12:18 AM
 
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I found Downtown Decatur, GA to be extremely underwhelming, even for a "suburb".
How is that even possible when suburbs don't really suppose to have downtown?



Downtown Decatur by no means is big or would hold a kindle to so of these suburban CBD looking like main cities, but it's just 20,148

Many of Atlanta suburbs out date Atlanta. They was existing small satellite towns before Atlanta expand.
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Old 01-30-2017, 07:10 AM
 
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I found Downtown Decatur, GA to be extremely underwhelming, even for a "suburb".
You're entitled to your opinion but I think most would disagree with you.
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Old 01-30-2017, 11:36 AM
 
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I'm surprised that Lakewood OH hasn't been mentioned yet. Nyack NY is a smaller suburb that comes to mind.
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Old 01-30-2017, 11:47 AM
 
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Aren't all the places people are naming in here technically cities though? Bellevue and Boulder are absolutely considered seperate cities.

This has got to be a hard question to genuinely answer because when I think of a suburban "downtown" or just the center of a suburban area, I can only think of like a collection of restaurants and strip malls.
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Old 01-30-2017, 12:05 PM
 
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Boulder is a separate city much like Salem for example. But Bellevue isn't...it's a wedge of postwar suburbia that happens to have the Seattle area's secondary downtown in it.
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