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Old 08-23-2017, 11:28 AM
 
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Seems that many US metropolitan areas have a sort of artsy-ritzy satellite town, usually a once-independent community reached or engulfed by suburbia/exurbia, usually with some type of tourist draw but mostly serving as a bedroom community. It might be a college town, or located on some sort of unique natural feature, or maybe with some history of serving as the local campmeeting or Chautauqua site.

What community plays this role in metros you're familiar with?

Examples (possibly debatable):
East Aurora to Buffalo
New Hope to Philadelphia
Mount Dora to Orlando
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Old 08-23-2017, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Tampa - St. Louis
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Kirkwood and Webster Groves for St. Louis.
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Old 08-23-2017, 12:23 PM
 
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Fernandina Beach for Jacksonville
Sarasota for Tampa
West Palm Beach for Miami
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Old 08-23-2017, 12:28 PM
 
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Is it accurate to say that Denton is this city for the Dallas Metroplex?
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Old 08-23-2017, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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If you include Santa Fe as part of the Metro, then Santa Fe. Taos (Artist City, USA) is too far to ever be part of the Metro.
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Old 08-23-2017, 01:23 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Atlanta has several.

Athens
Dahlonega
Madison
Blue Ridge
Pine Mountain
Hiawassee
Clayton
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Old 08-23-2017, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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Hmmm. Kinda-sorta Parkville for Kansas City.

But mostly that honor goes to Lawrence, which doesn't really fit the OP's criteria.
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Old 08-23-2017, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Seems that many US metropolitan areas have a sort of artsy-ritzy satellite town, usually a once-independent community reached or engulfed by suburbia/exurbia, usually with some type of tourist draw but mostly serving as a bedroom community. It might be a college town, or located on some sort of unique natural feature, or maybe with some history of serving as the local campmeeting or Chautauqua site.

What community plays this role in metros you're familiar with?

Examples (possibly debatable):
East Aurora to Buffalo
New Hope to Philadelphia
Mount Dora to Orlando
Philadelphia has lots, depending on what you define as artsy-ritzy. There's Arden DE, West Chester, Media, Skippack, Kennet Square and more.

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Old 08-23-2017, 03:04 PM
 
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For DC, I'd say Alexandria first and foremost. There's also Frederick and Hyattsville is emerging as an arts district.

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Fernandina Beach for Jacksonville
Sarasota for Tampa
West Palm Beach for Miami
How about St. Augustine?
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Old 08-23-2017, 04:04 PM
 
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I'd add Lewiston for the Buffalo area.

I'd say Manlius(village) and maybe Skaneateles for the Syracuse area.
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