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Old 09-18-2019, 10:55 AM
 
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Well, to address your post, I would consider Conshy solidly suburban and Collegeville/Phoenixville rather rural. Note: don't confuse suburban v. rural as a monetary debate. CV and Phoenixville are irrefutably well-off areas.
It sounds like your definition of urban/suburban/rural is strictly based off of proximity to center city. Conshy's population density is close to 10,000 / sq mile. That is undeniably urban. The same can be said for the other historical towns along the river (manayunk, w. conshy, norristown, phoenixville, pottstown & Reading).
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Old 09-18-2019, 11:49 AM
 
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It sounds like your definition of urban/suburban/rural is strictly based off of proximity to center city. Conshy's population density is close to 10,000 / sq mile. That is undeniably urban. The same can be said for the other historical towns along the river (manayunk, w. conshy, norristown, phoenixville, pottstown & Reading).
No, it's not at all. Re-read through this thread and you'll see my stance. I mean, the OP who started this thread even stated after some visits that Collegeville just felt too rural. I'm certainly not alone in this thinking. Have you ever been to Collegeville?
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Old 09-18-2019, 12:15 PM
 
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I have it's very suburban. A lot of those areas on 422 used to be rural 20 years ago but are very suburban now. Boyertown, Red Hill, Perkasie, and Quakertown are better examples of ex-urb/rural border towns.
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Old 09-18-2019, 12:39 PM
 
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I definitely would not consider Collegeville "rural". More rural than Conshohocken, sure, but really it's quintessential suburban sprawl. "Rural" to me means something more like Oley or Fleetwood in Berks County.
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Old 09-18-2019, 01:24 PM
 
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I definitely would not consider Collegeville "rural". More rural than Conshohocken, sure, but really it's quintessential suburban sprawl. "Rural" to me means something more like Oley or Fleetwood in Berks County.
By definition (i.e. density, access to shops, etc...) you're probably correct. I'm simply saying is feels much more rural than most Philadelphia suburbs. I've heard this sentiment from literally dozens of people. I guess
a non-scientific delineation of suburban v. rural is fairly subjective.
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Old 09-18-2019, 01:32 PM
 
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I get your point. Any city in Texas could feel rural based on cultural differences lol.
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