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Old 12-27-2018, 05:09 AM
 
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Allow me to explain... I am a single male in his late 20s who prefers suburb-oriented living, as in ample parking and polished inorganic safe feeling places, but I also want to live somewhere that attracts energetic people, commerce, culture, and entertainment. I realize that this is somewhat of a contradiction.

Therefore, I would like to find somewhere that has the “easy living” of a suburb like Scottsdale, but the “energy” of somewhere like Portland (or take you pick, Nashville, Boulder, Austin, etc). Does such a place exist? A compromise of sorts between these worlds.... “faux urban” on a significant scale. Or a true urban city with a very polished suburban feel.

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Old 12-27-2018, 05:50 AM
 
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Check out Tampa, specifically the South Tampa neighborhoods of Hyde Park and the Channel District.
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Old 12-27-2018, 09:27 PM
 
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Aurora, IL. Far west suburb of Chicago.

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Old 12-28-2018, 01:24 PM
 
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A lot Sunbelt cities or at least neighborhoods within them would look like this. The Woodlands in Houston. The Domain in Austin. The Gulch in Nashville. Buckhead in Atlanta. Tysons, VA. I'm sure get a lot of hate for these three, but Bethesda, MD; Rockville, MD; and Arlington, VA also.

The biggest hate I'll get is probably for Charlotte, NC.
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Old 12-28-2018, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Some of the Houston suburbs like Sugar Land and the Woodlands might fit the bill.

Also, perhaps Irvine, California (and really much of South Orange County).
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Old 12-29-2018, 05:54 PM
 
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Some of the Houston suburbs like Sugar Land and the Woodlands might fit the bill.

Also, perhaps Irvine, California (and really much of South Orange County).
Irvine and most of OC doesn't really have any urbanness at all to it though.
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Old 12-29-2018, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Another thought is the Mueller community in Austin.
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Old 12-30-2018, 07:02 AM
 
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Allow me to explain... I am a single male in his late 20s who prefers suburb-oriented living, as in ample parking and polished inorganic safe feeling places, but I also want to live somewhere that attracts energetic people, commerce, culture, and entertainment. I realize that this is somewhat of a contradiction.

Therefore, I would like to find somewhere that has the “easy living” of a suburb like Scottsdale, but the “energy” of somewhere like Portland (or take you pick, Nashville, Boulder, Austin, etc). Does such a place exist? A compromise of sorts between these worlds.... “faux urban” on a significant scale. Or a true urban city with a very polished suburban feel.
Nashville has a bunch of these neighborhoods. Green Hills would be a good choice, Someone else mentioned the gulch.

I think East Nashville, perhaps? There may be a few safety issues, but that largely depends on the street/neighborhood . Same with somewhere like Seminole Heights in Tampa. Largely suburban, but still energetic .

The Woodlands in Houston is great .
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Old 12-30-2018, 09:35 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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A lot Sunbelt cities or at least neighborhoods within them would look like this. The Woodlands in Houston. The Domain in Austin. The Gulch in Nashville. Buckhead in Atlanta. Tysons, VA. I'm sure get a lot of hate for these three, but Bethesda, MD; Rockville, MD; and Arlington, VA also.

The biggest hate I'll get is probably for Charlotte, NC.
Not at all. Any of these cities will have neighborhoods that fit the bill, although in Atlanta Alpharetta would probably strike a better balance between urban energy and suburban amenities.

https://www.google.com/maps/uv?hl=en...oiowCnoECAYQBg

Planned communities with a CBD like Orlando's Baldwin Park might work as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFOYpmh4WPw
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Old 12-30-2018, 10:45 AM
 
Location: East Tennessee and Atlanta
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I'd say suburbs like Sandy Springs, GA (Atlanta metro), Franklin, TN (Nashville metro) or Fairfax, VA (Washington DC metro).

These are all affluent, growing, suburban and cultured.
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