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Old 10-13-2008, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Albany (school) NYC (home)
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Where can I find this in the Mid-Atlantic, New England? (These are pictures of Spokane area of Washington)




But with an urban core like Naperville, and other Chicago suburbs? Basically where can I find a place that has suburbs, natural beauty, and an urban core like Chicago Suburbs on the East Coast? Mid Atlantic-New England area.
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Old 10-13-2008, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Washington is so beautiful. I was up there in June. What a gorgeous place.
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Old 10-13-2008, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Albany (school) NYC (home)
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Yeah Washington seems beautiful.


Nobody can help me tho?
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Old 10-13-2008, 06:36 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Let's see. A water truck spraying the road in a generic subdivision, and a stretch of 4 lane through some pines. Sounds like anyplace close to a major population center in the Northeast really. Closest thing to urban with short drive times to trees would be Boston I would think. They have generic looking subdivisions on the outskirts.
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Old 10-13-2008, 06:38 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Pittsburgh area could be good for you. Or Baltimore/DC area, if you want to be near mountains.
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Old 10-13-2008, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Orange, California
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Let's see. A water truck spraying the road in a generic subdivision, and a stretch of 4 lane through some pines. Sounds like anyplace close to a major population center in the Northeast really. Closest thing to urban with short drive times to trees would be Boston I would think. They have generic looking subdivisions on the outskirts.
Yeah. I was a little perplexed by that water truck photo too. Suburbs like this with an unpaved street being hosed down by a water truck??? Somebody pinch me!!! But seriously, the second photo which shows a freeway surrounded by rock and pine trees could be virtually anywhere in New Hampshire. If the OP is looking for an urban core like the Chicago suburbs (a suburban urban core?!?! Not sure what that is.), I would suggest looking at Manchester, NH -- which is a commuter suburb to Boston. Plenty of pine trees and granite but still enough of a city to provide your basic urban amenities.
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Old 10-14-2008, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Albany (school) NYC (home)
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Haha. I didn't mean the truck spraying a non paved street guys. Sorry about that.

I meant a suburb with a main street that has cafe's, shops, restaurants, etc where you see people eating on outside dining, people walking the street. That type of thing, but still close to nature and with nice newish houses.

Manchester, NH seems like a good place to start.
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:27 PM
 
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Manchester is a little far from Boston to be a true suburb. It is in the same CSA as Boston, but not in Boston's MSA the last time I checked. However, if you're looking for a place to move to, Manchester might work if you're not necessarily interested in being within commuting distance of a larger city, but are really looking for something more like a small city that has some urban character, whether or not it's a suburb of a larger city. If you don't necessarily have to be near a large city, I'd suggest Portsmouth, NH, and Portland, ME, as possibilities. Also, Newport, RI, maybe Burlington, VT, if you don't mind being well to the north, where there is some serious winter, and you're well away from any large city.

Closer to Boston, another issue would be your housing budget. Depending on that, MA towns I would suggest that might work would be Newburyport, Ipswich, Beverly, and Marblehead.
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:30 PM
 
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One possible snag here: The part about "newish" houses may be tough to find in New England/Mid Atlantic, especially close to the kind of downtown you describe.
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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what's great about those pics again? (yeah i'm being an a** ) the 2nd one looks like I90 from NE CT to Boston

i think most parts of New England. Vermont, NH, Maine....
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