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Old 06-27-2017, 09:00 AM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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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.
Yea think of it as they are Beyonce and Kelly, more so than Beyonce and Blue Ivy.
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Old 06-27-2017, 10:06 AM
 
Location: The Windy City
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Some of the Chicago suburbs are REALLY nice. I drove to Winnetka one time and it's the only time in my life where I've felt subconscious about my Toyota.
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Old 06-27-2017, 10:55 AM
 
Location: DFW
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I'm not a big fan of suburban living but I'd have to say my favorite suburb is:

Davis, CA

- College town with a rural vibe. Surrounded by farmland.

- It's possible to live there if you don't have a car (but you'd want to at least have a bike.)

- 20 minutes from Sacramento, 90 minutes from San Francisco.

- IMO, it's one of the few places in the lower 48 states where you can take anyone from anywhere in the 48 states and transplant them here and they wouldn't suffer a lot of culture shock, whether that person is from Manhattan or rural Alabama.
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Old 06-28-2017, 05:39 AM
 
Location: North of Birmingham, AL
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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.
Oh I know, I was just spoofing. Not to mention that Baltimore predates Washington by several decades and had a population over 20,000 when DC was just getting started. No doubt that may be true for many suburbs around the country that predate their core cities.
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Old 06-30-2017, 03:36 PM
 
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My favorite suburbs are New York's, Philadelphia's, Chicago's and LA's. Throw in Seattle there too.
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Old 06-30-2017, 06:14 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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My favorite suburbs are New York's, Philadelphia's, Chicago's and LA's. Throw in Seattle there too.
I lived in Seattle and the one thing I found disappointing was the suburbs.
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Old 07-02-2017, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Some of the Chicago suburbs are REALLY nice. I drove to Winnetka one time and it's the only time in my life where I've felt subconscious about my Toyota.
Winnetka sort of earned its honors; "Winnetka" is a Pottawatomi word meaning "beautiful place"
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Old 05-26-2018, 04:46 PM
 
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I love The Woodlands outside of Houston. Great modern 'burb.

Scottsdale, at least North Scottsdale, is super nice.

I didn't see Roseville, California mentioned. I have a friend there. Great city outside of Sacramento.

I can't consider anything near Los Angeles a suburb as it's millions of people on top of millions of people.

Some of the Nashville burbs are pretty nice too.
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Old 05-26-2018, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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I lived in Seattle and the one thing I found disappointing was the suburbs.
I've heard Seattle burbs can be pretty conservative.
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