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Old 09-10-2017, 03:52 PM
 
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I know Los Angeles has a lot but I'm not really keen on moving back there. What other metro has large suburbs(over 100k) in abundance that are still close to the main city
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Old 09-10-2017, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Chicago metro
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Chicago has 3 anchor burbs with populations of 100-150k, and another one that has over 200k(also happens to be the second largest city in the state). Naperville is among them, as well as being constantly ranked as one of the top cities of at least 100k to live in. And while not quite in the 100k range, Evanston(pop. 75,000) is considered one of the most urban of suburbs and its downtown/core has the feel of a city that has 100k or more, in addition to neighboring the big city. There are over a dozen more within the metro with populations between 50k-90k


I know the Bay area also has quite a few large 'burbs with 100k or more as well, even one that has national recognition such as Berkley.
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Old 09-10-2017, 05:29 PM
 
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Chicago has 3 anchor burbs with populations of 100-150k, and another one that has over 200k(also happens to be the second largest city in the state). Naperville is among them, as well as being constantly ranked as one of the top cities of at least 100k to live in. And while not quite in the 100k range, Evanston(pop. 75,000) is considered one of the most urban of suburbs and its downtown/core has the feel of a city that has 100k or more, in addition to neighboring the big city. There are over a dozen more within the metro with populations between 50k-90k


I know the Bay area also has quite a few large 'burbs with 100k or more as well, even one that has national recognition such as Berkley.
DFW is another metro that has many large suburbs. If only Arlington, Plano, or Frisco looked more like Evanston as opposed to the mess they are now.
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Old 09-10-2017, 05:47 PM
 
Location: SW Virginia
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I know Los Angeles has a lot but I'm not really keen on moving back there. What other metro has large suburbs(over 100k) in abundance that are still close to the main city
Washington Metropolitan Area:

Alexandria, VA
Arlington, VA
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Old 09-10-2017, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, California
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Sandy Springs, GA of the Atlanta Metro has over 100,000 also a few places here, in the metro of Los Angeles, have over 100,000.
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Old 09-10-2017, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Phoenix has 8 suburbs with populations over 100,000 according to the 2016 Census estimates:

Mesa 484,587
Chandler 247,477
Scottsdale 246,645
Glendale 245,895
Gilbert 237,133
Tempe 182,498
Peoria 164,173
Surprise 132,677
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Old 09-10-2017, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Phoenix has 8 suburbs with populations over 100,000 according to the 2016 Census estimates:

Mesa 484,587
Chandler 247,477
Scottsdale 246,645
Glendale 245,895
Gilbert 237,133
Tempe 182,498
Peoria 164,173
Surprise 132,677
Crazy.
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Old 09-10-2017, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Kansas City, Missouri has 4 suburbs over 100,000 in population:

Overland Park, Kansas 188,966
Kansas City, Kansas 151,709
Olathe, Kansas 135,473
Independence, Missouri 117,030

Las Vegas has two suburbs over 100,000 in population:

Henderson 292,969
North Las Vegas 238,702

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Crazy.
I wouldn't be surprised if it added more by the way and rate Phoenix grows. Avondale (82,881) and Goodyear (77,258) are the next closest to that mark. Two different friends of mine live in Phoenix suburbs in new neighborhoods that popped up seemingly overnight. I got a taste of that pace of home building in Albuquerque in the middle of the last decade, but it was not sustained and still paled in comparison to the rate subdivisions are built up in Phoenix.

Albuquerque is close to having a suburb with over 100,000 people. Rio Rancho is fast-growing and has 96,028 people as of the 2016 estimates. It is the third-largest city in New Mexico ahead of Santa Fe and behind Las Cruces and Albuquerque.
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Old 09-10-2017, 06:52 PM
 
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DFW is another metro that has many large suburbs. If only Arlington, Plano, or Frisco looked more like Evanston as opposed to the mess they are now.
I looked apparently Dallas has 12 suburbs with over 100,000 people not including Fort worth
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Old 09-10-2017, 06:55 PM
 
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San Francisco wins this one.
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