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Old 06-07-2017, 02:58 PM
 
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I'm talking about sprawling communities with spacious, family oriented homes and amenities for family living like shopping plazas and good schools. There are a lot of places that are technically suburbs because they're not part of the city, but they're still very urban, like Burbank, CA or Richmond Hill, ON.

In my opinion, from my own experience the best suburbs in Canada are North and West Vancouver, BC and the best suburbs in the United States are southern Orange County, CA (south of Irvine, not including the "city" of San Juan Capistrano and the areas right along the coast which are too built up) and the LaMorInda (Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda) area in the Bay Area.

Of course there is probably other really nice places back east, but those places especially North Vancouver and Lafayette are the best sort of places for humans to inhabit. I don't like the whole anti-city/anti-gated community/"walkability" trend.
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Old 06-07-2017, 03:33 PM
 
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I'm talking about sprawling communities with spacious, family oriented homes and amenities for family living like shopping plazas and good schools. There are a lot of places that are technically suburbs because they're not part of the city, but they're still very urban, like Burbank, CA or Richmond Hill, ON.

In my opinion, from my own experience the best suburbs in Canada are North and West Vancouver, BC and the best suburbs in the United States are southern Orange County, CA (south of Irvine, not including the "city" of San Juan Capistrano and the areas right along the coast which are too built up) and the LaMorInda (Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda) area in the Bay Area.

Of course there is probably other really nice places back east, but those places especially North Vancouver and Lafayette are the best sort of places for humans to inhabit. I don't like the whole anti-city/anti-gated community/"walkability" trend.
This can be found in any metro area in North America though.
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Old 06-07-2017, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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Sausalito, CA was my favorite suburb that I've ever been to. I'm not usually a fan of suburbs at all but I loved Sausalito
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Old 06-07-2017, 06:28 PM
 
Location: I is where I is
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I'm talking about sprawling communities with spacious, family oriented homes and amenities for family living like shopping plazas and good schools. There are a lot of places that are technically suburbs because they're not part of the city, but they're still very urban, like Burbank, CA or Richmond Hill, ON.

In my opinion, from my own experience the best suburbs in Canada are North and West Vancouver, BC and the best suburbs in the United States are southern Orange County, CA (south of Irvine, not including the "city" of San Juan Capistrano and the areas right along the coast which are too built up) and the LaMorInda (Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda) area in the Bay Area.

Of course there is probably other really nice places back east, but those places especially North Vancouver and Lafayette are the best sort of places for humans to inhabit. I don't like the whole anti-city/anti-gated community/"walkability" trend.
"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...
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Old 06-07-2017, 06:32 PM
 
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I like Walnut Creek, California.
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Old 06-07-2017, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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This is a category where places like Plano and Frisco, Texas should clean up. Safe, sprawly, insular, pretentious, and bland. They are the epitome of suburbia.
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Old 06-07-2017, 07:52 PM
 
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Greenwich, CT hands down...suburb of NYC. The place is picture perfect.
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Old 06-07-2017, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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Newport Beach if you can call that a suburb.
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Old 06-07-2017, 10:09 PM
 
Location: I is where I is
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I like Walnut Creek, California.
That's where I live. It's a nice & safe area, and you pay for it, majorly
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Old 06-08-2017, 12:42 PM
 
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Any place with a quick commute to the major regional job centers, highly-rated schools, walkability and well-maintained homes.
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