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Old 06-20-2017, 12:15 AM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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Big time disagree with that one. I wouldn't even put it in the top 10 in Chicago.
How about Evanston, and Chicago's suburban north shore area in general?
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Old 06-20-2017, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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How about Evanston, and Chicago's suburban north shore area in general?
Evanston, yes.

Oak Park, Naperville, Glen Ellyn, Wheaton, Hinsdale

Others on the north shore are nice...but many are tiny rich enclaves and not really what the OP was getting at.
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Old 06-26-2017, 03:07 PM
 
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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...
Cambridge is a major work center, especially Kendall Square. Many people commute from the suburbs to Cambridge for work.
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Old 06-26-2017, 11:46 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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I don't like sprawling suburbs, where you could be in any city and not really know it. I tend to like suburban cities that are walkable. My favorites-

Houston: Galveston and W. University Place
Austin: Haven't liked any of the ones I've been to.
Detroit: Royal Oak and Ann Arbor
Los Angeles: A lot of great suburbs; Beverly Hills, Manhattan Beach, Santa Monica, Malibu, West Hollywood, Newport Beach
Minneapolis: St. Paul and Excelsior are my favorites. The part of Edina right adjacent to Minneaplois is nice too.
St. Paul is not a suburb of Minneapolis. It's its own city. Just like how Fort Worth is not a suburb of Dallas. For crying out loud, its the state capital, that negates it being a suburb!
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Old 06-27-2017, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Coral Gables for the Miami area.

Denton for DFW. Most DFW suburbs are bland but Denton stands out more. I guess cuz its a college town, but its also got the historic square with the court house (which has been in many films btw), a music and art scene and a lot of local town pride which is uncommon in American suburbia. In many suburbs, people rep the main city the suburb sorrounds, but in Denton you'll find plenty of people who will proudly rep Denton.

I also like Roseville for the Twin Cities. Its simple but quaint.

Woodburn, Oregon is interesting. Its a suburb of Salem and has a high population of Mexicans as well as Orthodox Russians. Beautiful scenery, too.
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Old 06-27-2017, 05:24 AM
 
Location: North of Birmingham, AL
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Baltimore is my favorite suburb of Washington, D.C. I really like the history, and the harbor area is nice.
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Old 06-27-2017, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Baltimore is my favorite suburb of Washington, D.C. I really like the history, and the harbor area is nice.
Shots fired! KodeBlue in 3, 2...

Seriously, in no world is Baltimore a suburb of Washington D.C. It's too large and historically independent to be considered that, even now in the 21st century, with suburban overlap between the two metros. Until very recently, its city proper was larger than D.C.'s, and it maintains its own large sphere of influence.
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Old 06-27-2017, 07:26 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Greenwich, CT hands down...suburb of NYC. The place is picture perfect.
The same can be said for any wealthy suburb outside of NYC, Philadelphia, Boston, or Chicago.


I think this is a silly thread, you cannot decide which suburb is the best because they are so different. For example, some people prefer the cookie cutter mcmansions and strip malls of the south, whereas I prefer the colonial, walkable villages you find in the Philadelphia suburbs.


All nice options, but night and day.
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Old 06-27-2017, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Placitas, New Mexico
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Scottsdale, AZ
Palo Alto, CA
Mt. Kisco, NY
Rye, NY
Northport, NY
Santa Monica, CA
Marblehead, MA
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Old 06-27-2017, 09:00 AM
 
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Basking Ridge, NJ was an extremely nice (and expensive) upbringing for me. Personally I would go with Agoura Hills, CA or Calabasas, CA.
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