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Old 12-21-2012, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Houston
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I was just thinking about suburbs and began to wonder has our thinking about suburbs become dated ? Most subs at least around major cities are bucking the tread of quite white wash places.. focusing on urban cores around bed room communities . Which serve to attract wide range of people.. So the question is has our thinking about suburbs become dated ?
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Suburbs are definitely changing but I wouldn't say they are dated - they still have a high demand in this country. All that has changed is now urban areas are becoming more desirable so there is just a little bit of a lower demand for suburban areas.
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Houston
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Suburbs are definitely changing but I wouldn't say they are dated - they still have a high demand in this country. All that has changed is now urban areas are becoming more desirable so there is just a little bit of a lower demand for suburban areas.
no not the burbs them self but how we view them ? like I said most are delevopling urban cores of their own while maintaining the space and lay out that attract people to the areas.



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Old 12-21-2012, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Ypsilanti
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no not the burbs them self but how we view them ? like I said most are delevopling urban cores of their own while maintaining the space and lay out that attract people to the areas.



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Maybe where you are from, but not at all where I'm from.
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Houston
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Maybe where you are from, but not at all where I'm from.
where is that ?
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:50 AM
 
Location: IL
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I'm finding some of the most popular suburbs have a bustling downtown area or at least a main shopping center...but maybe that is just my perception
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:55 AM
 
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I'm finding some of the most popular suburbs have a bustling downtown area or at least a main shopping center...but maybe that is just my perception
That is the tread I have mentioned
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Ypsilanti
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where is that ?
Michigan, there are a couple small dowtown areas near me, near Detroit you have the wealthiest suburbs and those suburbs have more vibrant downtowns.

I'm 20 years old tho, so compared to being in an actual big city downtown, the suburban thing just hasn't been appealing to me. I mean this is the car state, not too many people walking around.

Now my uncle lives in the Chicago suburbs, for whatever reason the small town suburbs near Chicago were really vibrant if you compare it to my small town of the same size.

I'm thankful for what my parents have done, but I've always felt I'm a big city person.
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:18 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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no not the burbs them self but how we view them ? like I said most are delevopling urban cores of their own while maintaining the space and lay out that attract people to the areas.



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A couple Twin Cities suburbs are building more dense housing and urban shopping areas that are suppose to be like a little downtown.
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:17 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I'm finding some of the most popular suburbs have a bustling downtown area or at least a main shopping center...but maybe that is just my perception
Interesting that you're just finding this out. It has been the case for years, decades even.
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