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Old 09-06-2017, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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While Phoenix's suburbs are overall very stale and boring, I do say we lay claim to one of the most unique suburbs in the entire USA. That suburb is Carefree. Unlike most of the Phoenix area (which is flat as a board), Carefree is nestled into the surrounding mountains and gigantic house-sized boulders. While there are many mega-mansions there, most of the area right by the Carefree/Cave Creek area has the old school Old West feel... saloons, dirt roads, etc. Yes, its touristy in areas, but it does feel very western, and of course the landscape and flora is unique as well. And this is just 30 minutes outside Phoenix at best.


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Old 09-08-2017, 08:34 AM
 
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Niagara Falls is more of a satellite city in that metro. I'd say that villages like Williamsville, East Aurora, Hamburg, Kenmore and Lancaster would be good fits. Lewiston outside of Niagara Falls is another one.
If Wilmington De is a Philly suburb then Niagara Falls is a Buffalo one.
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Old 09-08-2017, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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For me it comes down to how easily you could go somewhere to shop or eat at a restaurant. Boston to Plymouth is a day-trip. You aren't going to drive from one to the other, eat a meal and drive back. You're going to spend the whole day, or maybe even spend the night.
Boston to Plymouth is about an hour, roughly the same as Boston to Worcester. Not a full day and certainly not an overnight trip if all you are doing is going to Plymouth. It wouldn't be the best commute in the world but lots of people do it. (then again, I knew more than one person who commuted from Rhode Island to Boston)
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Old 09-08-2017, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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If Wilmington De is a Philly suburb then Niagara Falls is a Buffalo one.
I can't speak for Niagara Falls, but Wilmington is a satellite city, and not what one would consider a true suburb. It is the largest city for an entire state, and anchors its own metro of over 700,000. There's a big banking presence here despite the city proper's small size, and the state government maintains a large presence despite the capital being in Dover. There's also enough distance (~25 miles) between the two for that designation not to truly fit, despite Philadelphia's massive population difference.

A suburb and a satellite city are not the same thing, as a satellite city has its own functions and "pull" that a suburb does not. Put it this way, not many would say the residents of Wilmington and New Castle County live in suburban Philadelphia. That designation is typically reserved for Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Bucks County in PA. Greater Philadelphia, sure, of course, but not "suburban" Philadelphia.
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Old 09-08-2017, 04:34 PM
 
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I can't speak for Niagara Falls, but Wilmington is a satellite city, and not what one would consider a true suburb. It is the largest city for an entire state, and anchors its own metro of over 700,000. There's a big banking presence here despite the city proper's small size, and the state government maintains a large presence despite the capital being in Dover. There's also enough distance (~25 miles) between the two for that designation not to truly fit, despite Philadelphia's massive population difference.

A suburb and a satellite city are not the same thing, as a satellite city has its own functions and "pull" that a suburb does not. Put it this way, not many would say the residents of Wilmington and New Castle County live in suburban Philadelphia. That designation is typically reserved for Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Bucks County in PA. Greater Philadelphia, sure, of course, but not "suburban" Philadelphia.
Basically...Niagara Falls pretty much has its own suburbs and "scene" within the Buffalo metro.
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Old 09-10-2017, 03:56 PM
 
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