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Old 03-05-2017, 07:53 PM
 
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Looking for an edge city that has a clean, upscale, safe, business oriented feeling that Bellevue and Irvine have and are within relatively close proximity of larger cities/metro areas. Ideally, such an edge city would get little to no snow.
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Old 03-05-2017, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Tysons Corner outside of D.C., along with Perimeter Center outside of Atlanta are two of the largest and most successful. They are also among the very few to be connected to their core cities by modern, heavy rail transit.
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Old 03-05-2017, 08:52 PM
 
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Ann Arbor, MI is very clean and thriving but the area is very snowy

The Woodlands near Houston would fit.
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Old 03-05-2017, 09:04 PM
 
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Ones with real downtowns like Bellevue would include Clayton, San Jose, Century City...
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Old 03-05-2017, 09:58 PM
 
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Cities that remind me of Bellevue, WA and Irvine, CA include Boca Raton, FL; Sandy Springs, GA; Bethesda, MD; Provo, UT; Tempe, AZ; and, as someone previously mentioned up-thread, The Woodlands, TX.
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Old 03-06-2017, 06:41 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Ones with real downtowns like Bellevue would include Clayton, San Jose, Century City...
Don't know if I can buy the idea of San Jose serving as an edge city for San Francisco. Per Wikipedia's definition (which I can accept):

"Edge city" is an American term for a concentration of business, shopping, and entertainment outside a traditional downtown (or central business district) in what had previously been a residential or rural area.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edge_city

San Jose and San Francisco came out of the ground at about the same time (founded 1777 and 1776, respectively);SJ has been an established community for as long as SF. One didn't form as a result of the other; in the other examples presented here, they were.

Others that come to mind:

New Center (Detroit)
Cumberland (Atlanta)
Dadeland (Miami)
Coconut Creek (Fort Lauderdale)
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Old 03-06-2017, 06:56 AM
 
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White Plains NY comes to mind, but might still be a little too snowy. https://www.google.com/maps/@41.0332...8i6656!6m1!1e1

Nevermind, as it is too dense, is smaller in land size, has different demographics and too walkable.

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Old 03-06-2017, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and wherever planes fly
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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
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Old 03-06-2017, 11:37 AM
 
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The Westshore area of Tampa
The UTC area of San Diego
The Tech Center in Denver
Southpark in Charlotte
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Old 03-06-2017, 01:31 PM
 
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Huntersville-Concord, NC
That's not really an "edge city" area. Concord comes close to qualifying in the area near the mall, but it doesn't have a critical mass of office space.

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Southpark in Charlotte
Southpark is an actual neighborhood within the city of Charlotte just a few minutes from Uptown, so it wouldn't qualify either although it has some features reminiscent of edge cities.

Charlotte really doesn't have any edge cities but I'd say Ballantyne comes closest. It's within the city limits but on the fringes and is completely suburban.
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