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Old 08-19-2015, 08:09 PM
 
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After years of exploring various cities on Google and Bing Maps, I have come up with these definitions:

Metro Anchor = A city with an important central business district; a city that greatly influences growth of the metro area.

Satellite = A town in close proximity to a metro anchor, but primarily grew by itself without much help from the metro anchor.

Suburb = A municipality that grew primarily because of its proximity to a metro anchor.

Why should history dictate whether an area is a satellite or a suburb or something else?
Also a municipality is not generally considered a "suburb". The definition used for suburb above has no relation to the term "suburb".
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Old 08-19-2015, 08:19 PM
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Why should history dictate whether an area is a satellite or a suburb or something else?
Historical growth patterns help show whether a town grew independently or from the outward expansion of a city.

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Also a municipality is not generally considered a "suburb".
Never heard of that before. Source? What would one have to do with another?
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Old 08-19-2015, 08:26 PM
 
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Why should history dictate whether an area is a satellite or a suburb or something else?
Also a municipality is not generally considered a "suburb". The definition used for suburb above has no relation to the term "suburb".

Many (most?) suburbs are municipalities.
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Old 08-20-2015, 06:05 AM
 
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Historical growth patterns help show whether a town grew independently or from the outward expansion of a city.
Which is not relevant. Now you are introducing history into what should be an objective answer based on current state.

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Never heard of that before. Source? What would one have to do with another?
I agree "what would one have to do with the other" - so don't define "suburb" as a "municipality" nor based upon the historical growth of an subjectively "nearby" other political subdivision of the state.

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Old 08-20-2015, 06:06 AM
 
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Many (most?) suburbs are municipalities.
Then the term "suburb" has lost all meaning.
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Old 08-20-2015, 07:18 AM
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Then the term "suburb" has lost all meaning.
How does that change the meaning? Suburbs were always muncipalties in New England.
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Old 08-20-2015, 07:44 AM
 
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How does that change the meaning? Suburbs were always muncipalties in New England.
Then in New England the term "suburb" is an oxymoron.
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Old 08-20-2015, 09:38 AM
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Then in New England the term "suburb" is an oxymoron.
Huh? What being a municipality have to do with being a suburb anyway ?
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Old 08-20-2015, 09:52 AM
 
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Then the term "suburb" has lost all meaning.

Maybe for you.
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Old 08-20-2015, 06:21 PM
 
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Huh? What being a municipality have to do with being a suburb anyway ?
Instead of targeting my response, perhaps you should read the statement it was a response to.

Another poster suggested the following definition: "Suburb = A municipality that grew primarily because of its proximity to a metro anchor"
See, What makes it a suburb?

So I re-iterate my earlier statement:
"what would one have to do with the other" - so don't define "suburb" as a "municipality" nor based upon the historical growth of an subjectively "nearby" other political subdivision of the state.
Now for something interesting enjoy this geographically active commuter map and related article:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graph...s-commute-map/
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