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Old 02-09-2017, 01:43 PM
 
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A lot of people who live in the NYC burbs work there. They know the city well enough.
I live on Long Island, 7 miles from the NYC border. I work in Queens. I am in NYC all the time to hang out. I know the city very well. However I still wouldn't say that I live in NYC.


That being said, there's certainly a huge cultural difference between the many NYCers and many Long Islanders.
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Old 02-09-2017, 01:50 PM
 
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Depends on where you spend your free time.
Good point. If you're familiar enough with the city and consider it a place you like to spend free time, then I think you can associate yourself with said city. If your experience in the city proper is limited to seeing hockey games and tourist attractions, then no.
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Old 02-10-2017, 09:06 AM
 
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Good point. If you're familiar enough with the city and consider it a place you like to spend free time, then I think you can associate yourself with said city. If your experience in the city proper is limited to seeing hockey games and tourist attractions, then no.
Very true. I have friends who live in Iowa and come to visit in Chicago maybe once a month or so. After years of doing this they know their way around with no problems, can deal with city driving, parking, dealing with people, jumping on the train by themselves and getting around the city without batting an eye. They are Iowans and live in Iowa, but they have the mentality and can "handle" Chicago FAR better than many suburban Chicagoans I know who only come into the city once every year or so and then stay clinging onto someone who knows what's going on or they're all abuzz about parking or traffic or how to get somewhere, blah blah, blah.
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Old 02-10-2017, 12:17 PM
 
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You cannot by those who live in the metropolitan area. You will just be guy who lives in the suburbs.

You can by people who live outside of major metropolitan areas or in the country. I always considered kids from the suburbs of Chicago going to school in Indiana big city kids because we were just a bunch of country indiana kids and they were from a major metro area.

You do get bonus points though if you work downtown in the big city with a decent job. But then why would you live in the suburbs?
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Old 02-10-2017, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Brackenwood
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You do get bonus points though if you work downtown in the big city with a decent job. But then why would you live in the suburbs?
Less crime, better schools, cheaper real estate...
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Old 02-10-2017, 06:01 PM
 
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Less crime, better schools, cheaper real estate...
If you were an"big city guy" you would choose the city.
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Old 02-15-2017, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Less crime, better schools, cheaper real estate...
...cleaner, newer, easy to get around, parking, more variety, friendlier, lower taxes, space, yards, trees,...

It is amazing how our societies' view of the reality of city living has been skewed over the last 10 years by the media. Like people living in the city are better and their lives are more fulfilled than those in the burbs where country bumpkins live and are out of touch. There is obviously a better quality of living in the suburbs but the mass media is so pro-city.
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Old 02-15-2017, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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If you were an"big city guy" you would choose the city.
Because you can't afford a house in the city, rents are high, and the schools terrible.
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Old 02-15-2017, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Katy-zuela
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Depends on the suburb. Orange County, California is constantly debated between a suburb of Los Angeles or its own identity like San Diego. I can tell you from my recent Christmas/New Year visit that it's super crowded (not as bad as L.A. County but much worse than the Houston suburbs I'm used to). I can also tell you that the Big 4 Accounting firms have suburban offices along the 405 in the O.C. and have the main metropolitan office in Downtown L.A, based on the exterior building signage.
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Old 02-16-2017, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Brackenwood
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Depends on the suburb. Orange County, California is constantly debated between a suburb of Los Angeles or its own identity like San Diego.
Among whom?? If it weren't for Los Angeles, Orange County wouldn't be 1/10th of what it is while San Diego exists independent of Los Angeles.
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