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Old 03-11-2007, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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The entire state of NJ is classified as NYC-metro; in reality at least 3/4 of NJ is 'burbs for NYC and Philly.
Add the following PA counties to that list of NYC 'burbs: Monroe, Northampton, Lehigh, Pike (and arguably Bucks). By 2020, add Lackawanna and Luzerne onto that list as well. (as well as possibly Wayne). How far is too far when it comes to a NYC commute?
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:54 AM
 
Location: NYC suburbs
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People commute from Pennsylvania to NYC.....a good 80 miles
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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They're crazy if they do that.
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Old 03-02-2009, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Dallas is a suburb of Houston.
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Old 03-02-2009, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Albany (school) NYC (home)
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They're crazy if they do that.
My mom commutes from Allentown. Long Island was just to expensive for her. So they commute from Allentown to JFK.
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Old 03-02-2009, 01:09 PM
 
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In Chicago you only have about a 7 mile break total between the Chicago suburbs and the Milwaukee suburbs. It's about 110 miles from downtown Chicago to the north burbs of Milwaukee.

Northwest it goes about 60 miles up to Crystal Lake, but then after 20 miles or so you end up in Rockford, with about 500,000 people, and from there it's built up into Beloit, WI with another couple hundreds thousand.

Going west it pretty much ends 50 miles out towards Sugar Grove. You are driving through fields and nothing in central illinois, then splat, you're on an 8 lane tollway with houses and condos as far as the eye can see.

Going southwest, around 45 miles to the south end of Joliet.

Going south it's only around 40 miles to Monee

Going east/southeast it's 50 miles to where the development stops in Chesterton, but really it's quite built up through Michigan City and on to the north...
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Old 03-02-2009, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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I would say the Philly suburbs stretch 40 miles in all directions, however, the Philly suburbs overlap those of New York in the northeast, Allentown to the north, Reading to the northwest, and Wilmington to the southwest.
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Old 03-02-2009, 02:06 PM
 
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The furthest exurbs of Metro Atlanta are:
(distance from central Downtown Atlanta)

North - Jasper, GA...Pickens County: 62 miles
South - Manchester, GA...Meriwether County: 68 miles
East - Winder, GA...Barrow County: 50 miles
West - Bowdon, GA...Carroll County: 64 miles

So, Metro Atlanta is plus-or-minus 100 miles across...
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Old 03-02-2009, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Atlanta suburbs extend 100 miles??? NYC's don't even go out that far. I don't consider suburbs of a city to be rural with farms. It gets rural pretty fast outside of Atlanta.
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Old 03-02-2009, 02:15 PM
 
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Atlanta suburbs extend 100 miles??? NYC's don't even go out that far. I don't consider suburbs of a city to be rural with farms. It gets rural pretty fast outside of Atlanta.

Huh??!! Pretty fast? Maybe you don't know what rural means?

Another tid bit: Atlanta has the largest local calling region in the nation (for landline phones, that is).
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