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Old 04-16-2018, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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Columbus was the first place that came to mind.
Are we talking about Columbus, OH? Because it is ringed with suburban sprawl. I have lived in several Columbus suburbs.
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Old 04-16-2018, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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Anchorage, Alaska?
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Old 04-16-2018, 10:02 AM
 
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Anchorage, Alaska?
Anchorage has tons of Rural, undeveloped land, I'm looking for city limits that consume the entire core and don't have much Suburban/rural land in city proper.

Madison, Wisconsin is decent at this most of the city is urban but has relatively few Suburbs.
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Old 04-16-2018, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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Anchorage has tons of Rural, undeveloped land, I'm looking for city limits that consume the entire core and don't have much Suburban/rural land in city proper.

Madison, Wisconsin is decent at this most of the city is urban but has relatively few Suburbs.
I'm just not sure how you would objectively determine what was "core" and what was suburban.

I mean, look at NYC for example. Aside from the highly urbanized Hudson County, NJ municipalities like Hoboken and Jersey City, and arguably Yonkers, all of the urban core of NYC is within the city. But there's a huge proportion of the metropolitan area as a whole which isn't, including many outlying "urban nodes."

Hell, with the exception of Boston, Hampton Roads VA, and maybe Minneapolis and DC, I think every city in the country has the vast majority of the urban core of the MSA within the primary city.
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Old 04-16-2018, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Columbus was the first place that came to mind.
Cbus has some pretty dominant burbs right?

I think Austin is a dominant city.
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Old 04-16-2018, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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Anchorage has tons of Rural, undeveloped land, I'm looking for city limits that consume the entire core and don't have much Suburban/rural land in city proper.

Madison, Wisconsin is decent at this most of the city is urban but has relatively few Suburbs.
Ah, right. How about Manitowoc, WI? Over 7,000 ppsm but doesn't really have suburbs beyond one or two towns.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manitowoc,_Wisconsin
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Old 04-16-2018, 01:04 PM
 
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I'm just not sure how you would objectively determine what was "core" and what was suburban.

I mean, look at NYC for example. Aside from the highly urbanized Hudson County, NJ municipalities like Hoboken and Jersey City, and arguably Yonkers, all of the urban core of NYC is within the city. But there's a huge proportion of the metropolitan area as a whole which isn't, including many outlying "urban nodes."

Hell, with the exception of Boston, Hampton Roads VA, and maybe Minneapolis and DC, I think every city in the country has the vast majority of the urban core of the MSA within the primary city.
A place like Worcester doesn't have a suburb even 1/3rd as dense as the city and directly borders towns with densities between 500 and 800 ppsm. While the city has a density of 5,000 ppsm and is 37 sq miles.

Even though Nassau County isn't the urban core of NYC it isn't a bunch of rural farm towns.

Most cities with an urban core the size of Worcester have suburbs, Springfield, MA has Chicopee, Enfield, Easthampton, West Springfield, Holyoke, Agawam, Longmeadow and East Longmeadow that are genuinely Suburban. Worcester with a slightly denser city proper has only Shrewsbury with a population density more than 25% of the city itself. And only one additional town with over 900 ppsm.

Heck Worcester is actually Denser over 37 sq miles than Hartford would be. But Hartford has tons of suburbs is ringed by towns in the 2250-3500ppsm range.
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Old 04-17-2018, 07:41 AM
 
Location: East Coast
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Not in the US, but Calgary is a great example of this.
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Old 04-22-2018, 07:56 PM
 
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Charlotte has to be up there, as does Nashville (but it acquired the county or most of the county).
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Old 04-22-2018, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Avondale, Chicago
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Toledo fits the bill more than Columbus does.

Larger city proper than Dayton, but is a smaller metropolitan area than the Miami Valley.
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