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Old 07-07-2014, 01:44 PM
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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Originally Posted by NOLA101 View Post
Garden City, NY? Garden City is 100% walkable, with multiple rail stations offering 24/7 service to Manhattan. It has a downtown, with department stores, apartments, and pedestrian-oriented everything.

It doesn't have high density, because it has a bunch of parks and private open space, but it's, at the very least, inner suburbia.

If that's "exurban" then what would be your definition of "suburban"? Brooklyn?

I would say that Garden City is best described as "streetcar suburbia" or "inner suburbia".
While I agree exurb isn't the proper description, calling it 100% walkable isn't really true. It looks like it would around half an hour or longer to walk to the commercial district from virtually everywhere east of the country clubs/parks. I suppose you could walk to the LIRR station and take that into the commercial district, but considering downtown parking is probably free, I can't see anyone besides the elderly or maybe teens bothering to do this.
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