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Old 01-25-2015, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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it sucks oregon city got rid of a old mansion but theres still houses from the 1840's. its grown a lot since then for just a suburb apart of a city.
I don't know if I would call Oregon City a suburb due to its age. I have always thought of it as a small town that is on the edge of the Portland metro.
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Old 01-25-2015, 12:25 AM
 
Location: bend oregon
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ive met people in portland that never herd of oregon city, but people ride there bike from oregon city to portland.
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Old 01-25-2015, 12:30 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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ive met people in portland that never herd of oregon city, but people ride there bike from oregon city to portland.
That doesn't surprise me, not much to Oregon City, but it is a neat little town.
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Old 01-25-2015, 12:56 AM
 
Location: bend oregon
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its been in a movie and a tv show. it has a cool lookout on the top of the hill
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Old 01-25-2015, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Detroit
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The auto-dependent suburbs of today are not remotely the same as the pre-war suburbs. /thread.
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Old 01-25-2015, 10:09 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I don't know if I would call Oregon City a suburb due to its age. I have always thought of it as a small town that is on the edge of the Portland metro.
See, that's the issue. What is a suburb? I'm not, repeat not, advocating getting into this again, but one person's "small town that is on the edge of a metro" is another person's suburb. And one person's "streetcar suburb in the city limits" is another one's "city neighborhood".
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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Oregon City is interesting in its age. It has a small, but significant old housing stock (pre-1939): 13%*. Not that much was built from 1940 to 1970, but afterwards with a lull in the 80s, a lot of housing was built every decade. My guess is the pre-1939 was the small town part when it was well outside the Portland metro. The edge of the metro started to reach Oregon City in the 70s and by the 90s it was in the highest growth ring of the Portland ring: further in was mostly built in.

*For the Boston area, that's quite new, most suburbs have more old housing that that.
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Old 01-25-2015, 10:59 AM
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Oregon City is interesting in its age. It has a small, but significant old housing stock (pre-1939): 13%*. Not that much was built from 1940 to 1970, but afterwards with a lull in the 80s, a lot of housing was built every decade. My guess is the pre-1939 was the small town part when it was well outside the Portland metro. The edge of the metro started to reach Oregon City in the 70s and by the 90s it was in the highest growth ring of the Portland ring: further in was mostly built in.

*For the Boston area, that's quite new, most suburbs have more old housing that that.
Sounds a lot like Louisville, CO, although Louisville really took off in the 80s/90s.
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Old 01-25-2015, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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The area I'm in has contained suburbs since the mid-1800s. The first one I know of that was neither a train nor streetcar suburb was a mansion suburb (no "Mc").
My suburb of Cleveland Heights is loaded with mansions just a few blocks from where I live. There are huge homes in my neighborhood, Victorian and Tudor style. No split level ranches. Buses yes, streetcars or trains no.
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Old 01-25-2015, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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My suburb of Cleveland Heights is loaded with mansions just a few blocks from where I live. There are huge homes in my neighborhood, Victorian and Tudor style. No split level ranches. Buses yes, streetcars or trains no.
Was this neighborhood built during the era of streetcars or mid 50s in the era of buses?
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