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Old 07-21-2008, 07:11 PM
 
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Okay, so like Super Wal-Mart and Super Target are usually found in rural areas.

Sam's Club are usually found in urban areas along with Nordstrom and Bloomingdales.

So I was thinking Macy's or Costco is the one store that tells if an area is suburban.

But which one more closely identifies an area as suburban? Costco or Macy's?
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Old 07-21-2008, 08:39 PM
 
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Okay, so like Super Wal-Mart and Super Target are usually found in rural areas.

Sam's Club are usually found in urban areas along with Nordstrom and Bloomingdales.

So I was thinking Macy's or Costco is the one store that tells if an area is suburban.

But which one more closely identifies an area as suburban? Costco or Macy's?
For my area: Neither! (would love to have both or either of them relocate here tho!)
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Old 07-22-2008, 02:30 AM
 
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I think Macy's certifies an area as a suburb more than Costco. But, Costco seems to be a runner-up. Costco are commonly found in suburbs too. In some suburbs, there is usually 2 department stores or one. Gottschalks is a big one here in california that replaces Macy's. But the areas that dont have Macys I dont think are suburban.
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Old 07-22-2008, 05:39 AM
 
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Never even heard of Gottschalks. I am feeling deprived!
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Old 07-22-2008, 07:32 AM
 
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I don't think they have quite reached the Smokys yet.

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Old 07-23-2008, 01:37 PM
 
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I don't think I've ever seen a walmart or target is a rural town.

Do you maybe mean a suburb?

Oh wait, Gunnison Col has a walmart but not a superwalmart.
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Old 07-23-2008, 02:31 PM
 
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I don't think I've ever seen a walmart or target is a rural town.

Do you maybe mean a suburb?

Oh wait, Gunnison Col has a walmart but not a superwalmart.
Yeah, I'm talking about Super Wal-Mart or Super Target in rural areas. Depending on the ruralness of an area depends if you have anything or not. I consider my area with only 2 incorporated communities at 30,000 ppl and 28,000 ppl to be rural. the town i live in is pretty well developed for a town, but it's still rural.

I still think Macy's is the one store that certifies an area as a suburb or not, or as a suburban community or not. Visalia area doesn't have Macy's, and the city of visalia is pretty spread out for it's size.

Now Santa Maria has less population than Visalia, but has higher population density than Visalia. And Santa Maria has more cities in the area with high population density as well, and Santa Maria area also has Macy's. And not to mention a better mall. So i dont consider Visalia a suburb. The city may be suburban, but the area is not a suburb.
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Old 07-23-2008, 03:05 PM
 
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Our nearest Macy's is in Toledo, nearest Costco is also in Toledo. The nearest Sam's Club is in Holland which is a Toledo suburb. Our nearest Super-Target is in Fort Wayne I believe, but we have Super WalMarts all over the place in towns with 6-8,000+ people.
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Old 07-24-2008, 12:11 AM
 
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In Baton Rouge Super Walmart usually means that the area is suburban.
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Old 07-25-2008, 06:53 AM
 
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I would say Walmart is Rurual... even though they are in some Suburban towns... it is kind of a joke around here if the only store they have is a Super Walmart... one stop shopping. I live on the outskirts of a suburb... in a rural part of the suburb... next to a couple of RURAL towns. I would also classify AMES as rural...even though they are all gone from here... Also, if you have a Family Dollar or a Dollar General you are livin' in the sticks
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