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Old 06-14-2012, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, Ga
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I'm genuinely curious as nothing has ever struck me as being beneficial about moving to these areas. In fact it often times seems to be detrimental as many people claim they don't want sprawl yet will move to the suburbs which is essentially sprawl. I also hear from some that they don't like the hustle and bustle of a city (even though this has resulted in our relatively rural city of 41,000 shrinking to 27,000 even though it's spread grown to double it's original land size since then...the county population has doubled though), but they'll move to the suburbs and be side by side and infront and behind other homes. Perhaps these are just a bunch of people who don't really know what they want and always contradict themselves, just like how they don't want new taxes and voted down the CPST that was to help with roads, yet they talk about how bad the roads are and want stuff done about it.
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:50 AM
 
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I'll give you one example. I just moved to the suburbs recently. The public school system is 100 times better in my suburb than it is in the city. I cant afford private school and you need to get lucky in the lottery to be able to go the one of the two good public schools they have in the city. Also crime is much lower in my suburb. These can sometimes be the reason why people choose to move to the suburbs.
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:57 AM
 
Location: IL
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I'm guessing this will be the typical response, a subset of this: yard size, home size, ambiance, safety, schools, taxes
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:58 AM
 
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I'm guessing this will be the typical response, a subset of this: yard size, home size, ambiance, safety, schools, taxes
pretty much. The answers will never change, but some how people who hate sprawl/suburbs cant seem to accept that.
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Perhaps these are just a bunch of people who don't really know what they want and always contradict themselves
Or perhaps they do know what they want and their preferences are different from yours.
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:11 PM
 
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I'm genuinely curious as nothing has ever struck me as being beneficial about moving to these areas. In fact it often times seems to be detrimental as many people claim they don't want sprawl yet will move to the suburbs which is essentially sprawl. I also hear from some that they don't like the hustle and bustle of a city (even though this has resulted in our relatively rural city of 41,000 shrinking to 27,000 even though it's spread grown to double it's original land size since then...the county population has doubled though), but they'll move to the suburbs and be side by side and infront and behind other homes. Perhaps these are just a bunch of people who don't really know what they want and always contradict themselves, just like how they don't want new taxes and voted down the CPST that was to help with roads, yet they talk about how bad the roads are and want stuff done about it.
If you were able to figure out a way for me to be able to afford the house I have, find really good public schools that dont involve winning a lottery, and a neighborhood with little crime, and quiet, I'll be on your side of this topic.
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:14 PM
 
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pretty much. The answers will never change, but some how people who hate sprawl/suburbs cant seem to accept that.
Suburban neighborhoods may or may not be a part of sprawl.
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:24 PM
 
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Suburban neighborhoods may or may not be a part of sprawl.
please tell me you didnt read the title of this thread. That would be the only reason why you wrote that stupid reply. The OP said sprawl/suburbs. I'm going to assume he/she was referring to the suburbs that are part of sprawl.
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Edgewater, CO
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please tell me you didnt read the title of this thread. That would be the only reason why you wrote that stupid reply. The OP said sprawl/suburbs. I'm going to assume he/she was referring to the suburbs that are part of sprawl.
When I see sprawl/subrubs written, I assume the OP means sprawl is synonymous with suburbs.

The title of the thread is incredibly vague. Not all suburbs are sprawl.
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:35 PM
 
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When I see sprawl/subrubs written, I assume the OP means sprawl is synonymous with suburbs.

The title of the thread is incredibly vague. Not all suburbs are sprawl.
1. I'm aware of that, but I was assuming that the OP was talking about the suburbs that was sprawl

2. my original post to this topic was why people moved to the suburbs. I wasnt even concerning myself with whether suburbs could be sprawl or not
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