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Old 03-09-2017, 01:55 PM
 
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The Cumberland/Galleria area should also be included for Atlanta.
Yep. And of course Buckhead, while not being an actual edge city, has several qualities of such.
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Old 03-09-2017, 07:21 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Yep. And of course Buckhead, while not being an actual edge city, has several qualities of such.
Really, if people weren't so quick to discount it for being within Atlanta's city limits, Buckhead most closely resembles Bellevue out of all the examples cited here. 50 years ago the two communities were just about in the same place in terms of development as well.
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Old 03-09-2017, 09:10 PM
 
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City limits shouldn't have much bearing on what's an edge city or not. Anything can be annexed or not based on local whim/politics.
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Old 03-10-2017, 01:35 AM
 
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City limits shouldn't have much bearing on what's an edge city or not. Anything can be annexed or not based on local whim/politics.
Very true, but I don't think Buckhead truly qualifies as a bonafide edge city for a few other reasons.
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Old 03-10-2017, 05:49 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Very true, but I don't think Buckhead truly qualifies as a bonafide edge city for a few other reasons.
What reasons?

Intersection of Piedmont and Peachtree, 50's:

http://www.buckhead.net/history/buck...es/i264003.gif

Buckhead today:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3954/...2bc71532_h.jpg

In that time Buckhead went from a bedroom community with a sleepy central shopping area to what it is today. It certainly seems to fit the definition of an edge city that is generally accepted.
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Old 03-10-2017, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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OP, what a specific question. I've never even heard of an edge city before. Is this kind of city something that appeals to you or something you'd rather avoid? Or are you comparing just for fun/curiosity?
It's an interesting topic right? For a family, edge cities seem perfect.
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Old 03-10-2017, 06:43 AM
 
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What reasons?

Intersection of Piedmont and Peachtree, 50's:

http://www.buckhead.net/history/buck...es/i264003.gif

Buckhead today:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3954/...2bc71532_h.jpg

In that time Buckhead went from a bedroom community with a sleepy central shopping area to what it is today. It certainly seems to fit the definition of an edge city that is generally accepted.
It does to an extent, but Buckhead was already a firmly established wealthy neighborhood and had a commercial historic district before Lenox mall was built and office and residential towers mushroomed. Unlike many (though not all) true edge cities, it wasn't mostly a greenfield area with retail, office, and residential being built totally from scratch.
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Old 03-10-2017, 11:19 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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It does to an extent, but Buckhead was already a firmly established wealthy neighborhood and had a commercial historic district before Lenox mall was built and office and residential towers mushroomed. Unlike many (though not all) true edge cities, it wasn't mostly a greenfield area with retail, office, and residential being built totally from scratch.
True, but that same description fits Bellevue. It was exactly as you describe in the 70's when my husband was growing up there.
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Old 03-10-2017, 11:36 AM
 
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West Plano, Texas
Frisco, Texas,
Las Colinas, Texas
Richardson, TX. all of these have skyscrapers and shopping center centers.

Woodland, Texas- this works also
Huntersville-Concord, NC
"West" Plano isn't a separate city lol. But I know some of the snobby residents there have to make it a distinction from the rest of Plain-o.
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Old 03-10-2017, 01:08 PM
 
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Zebulon near Raleigh

clean, green, prosperous, cheap
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