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Old 11-04-2017, 09:08 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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There are only a handful of cities in the US that don't feel suburban outside of the downtown.
True. It's usually just a function of how dense the suburban areas are.
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Old 11-05-2017, 05:59 AM
 
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The Raleigh/Durham metro would fit that. I'd also throw in Greensboro/Winston Salem.
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Old 11-05-2017, 11:29 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Baton Rouge, Colorado Springs, Virginia Beach, Raleigh, Orlando, and Jacksonville feel very suburban. There are many suburban areas in the DC and LA areas that feel more urban than downtown Baton Rouge or Colorado Springs.
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Old 11-06-2017, 07:07 AM
 
Location: North America
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Seattle is very suburban. A bunch of single detached home neighborhoods especially around Lake Washington. and south and north. A lot of people driving cars everywhere.
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Old 11-06-2017, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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What you're counting as urban in Phoenix would generally count as suburban in most of the US.
I didn't know that MOST US Suburbs had 10k-15k ppsm population densities (the densest neighborhoods in the city are over 15k ppsm), with plentiful bus transit, and mid rises and high rises.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/2wesgF0TNHNqqW2G3

This is a screenshot outside my apartment complex, does that look suburban?


The suburb I grew up in on the east coast had a population density of less than 3k ppsm, had no sidewalks at all, and had only one bus route, and no buildings over three stories. THAT is a typical suburb

https://photos.app.goo.gl/bWWqxdnaDuMbawn23

This is a screenshot outside the suburban home I grew up in back East for comparison
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Old 11-06-2017, 01:50 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Nearly all fast growing cities in the usa are cities from the 1950's surrounded by different variants of suburbia and/or "new urbanisim" & infill. The greater % of development post 50's, the more suburban it will be.
If such a city has invested in its core's growth and renewal, like most have, it will offer a variety of experience on a case by case basis.
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Old 11-06-2017, 01:59 PM
 
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Salt Lake City. Smallish downtown that's not very pedestrian friendly surrounded by miles upon miles of suburbs.
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Old 11-06-2017, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Mt. Airy
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Probably better to ask which don't feel like suburbia if you want to save server space.
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Old 11-06-2017, 08:20 PM
 
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Seattle is very suburban. A bunch of single detached home neighborhoods especially around Lake Washington. and south and north. A lot of people driving cars everywhere.
Seattle has a sizable urban core.
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