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Old 06-13-2017, 07:49 PM
 
Location: South Austin, 78745
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Carmel, Indiana, outside of Indianapolis, usually ranks near the top among the best suburbs in the country.
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Old 06-13-2017, 07:53 PM
 
Location: NYntarctica
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Suburb: an outlying section of a city, especially a residential one

Seems like Cambridge fits the bill. So Cambridge is in fact a suburb
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Old 06-13-2017, 08:03 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Louisville Colorado (Denver/Boulder) is highly ranked.
Louisville , CO | 2016 | 10 Best Small Towns | Livability
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Old 06-13-2017, 08:13 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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"LaMorInda" as you called it, I would agree with totally. Very nice, upscale, safe areas of the East Bay, I wouldn't really call it a suburb of SF. That would be more like Sausalito, Larkspur, Corte Madera, etc...
Lamorinda is definitely a suburb of SF, where do you think most of the people taking BART are going for work? Larkspur and Corte Madera take just as long or longer to commute to Downtown SF.
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Old 06-13-2017, 08:28 PM
 
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Suburb: an outlying section of a city, especially a residential one

Seems like Cambridge fits the bill. So Cambridge is in fact a suburb

Except it's a city.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambridge,_Massachusetts

If it's a suburb, why is the MSA named after it?

Boston-Cambridge-Quincy MSA.

It also does not remotely function as a suburb either.
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Old 06-13-2017, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Katy,Texas
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What percent of people in Cambridge commute to Boston? What percent works in Cambridge? Also the MSA name often only in lures the two next largest cities or most important. In Houston these cities are The Woodlands and Sugar Land, both are clearly suburbs. If Cambridge is truly a city (in the center of business sense), does it have commuter burns of its own? Just because it is dense and its urban doesn't mean it isn't a suburb...
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Old 06-13-2017, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles-Houston-DFW
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Except it's a city.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambridge,_Massachusetts

If it's a suburb, why is the MSA named after it?

Boston-Cambridge-Quincy MSA.

It also does not remotely function as a suburb either.
Being named as a principal city in an MSA doesn't mean it isn't a suburb.
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Old 06-13-2017, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Westminster/Huntington Beach, CA
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Except it's a city.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambridge,_Massachusetts

If it's a suburb, why is the MSA named after it?

Boston-Cambridge-Quincy MSA.

It also does not remotely function as a suburb either.
So you wouldn't consider Anaheim to be a suburb of LA?
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Old 06-13-2017, 08:54 PM
 
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Being named as a principal city in an MSA doesn't mean it isn't a suburb.

Most MSA's use cities in the name.

Long Beach isn't a suburb of Los Angeles.

San Jose isn't a suburb of San Francisco.

Wilmington isn't a suburb of Philadelphia.

Bellevue isn't a suburb of Seattle.

Cambridge is even closer. It seamlessly functions with Boston.
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Old 06-13-2017, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Katy,Texas
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Bellevue is a suburb of Seattle. Just because it has a nice Downtown doesn't mean it isn't. Also your wrong most principal cities are suburbs, only in large metros is that not true. Cambridge and Bellevue both historically took of due to proximity to larger cities. Which by definition makes them a suburb.
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