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Old 06-02-2018, 12:26 AM
 
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Good point! I'm fascinated by individuals who would spend more than 1 hour commuting each way to work. I wouldn't do that unless I absolutely had to. I mean how do you enjoy a life.
One factor is that for people between two or more metro areas, such commutes may expand your job options.

For instance, someone who lives in the right spot can have two or major job markets to hunt for a job, not just one. Or one spouse/partner can work in one area and the other elsewhere.
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Old 06-02-2018, 07:49 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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I think many U.S. Metro areas are oversized, but a few are understated.

I can't figure out why, for instance, the San Bernadino-Riverside area is separate from the Greater Los Angeles area, when it is pretty clear to anyone who drives out there that the Inland Empire is completely integrated with the L.A. metro.
The IE is hard to define really. The southern parts like Temecula, Murrieta etc. have a lot of people who commute to San Diego rather than LA. I live in San Diego and work for a company in Murrieta so I got lucky as the commute traffic goes the other way.
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Old 06-02-2018, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Katy,Texas
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The IE is hard to define really. The southern parts like Temecula, Murrieta etc. have a lot of people who commute to San Diego rather than LA. I live in San Diego and work for a company in Murrieta so I got lucky as the commute traffic goes the other way.
Exactly.
People donít know this but about 1.5 million of the 4.5 million people that live in the inland Empire have nothing to do at all with LA. Temecula-Murrieta/SW Riverside has over half a million. Victorville/Hesperus has close to half a million and Coachella Valley has around half a million, all these areas barely have any commuters to the rest of the Inland empire let alone LA.
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Old 06-02-2018, 10:48 AM
 
Location: NYntarctica
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Yeah I think the metro area definitions in the US are retarded, the NYC metro area includes the Hamptons for example. And some really really rural places in Jersey. It's stupid

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...es_urban_areas Urban areas are a bit more reliable imo, tho maybe still a bit bloated
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Old 06-02-2018, 07:30 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Exactly.
People donít know this but about 1.5 million of the 4.5 million people that live in the inland Empire have nothing to do at all with LA. Temecula-Murrieta/SW Riverside has over half a million. Victorville/Hesperus has close to half a million and Coachella Valley has around half a million, all these areas barely have any commuters to the rest of the Inland empire let alone LA.
Yep. The areas in the IE that would be tied to LA in any significant way would be Ontario, Fontana, Rancho Cucamunga, areas near I-10.
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Old 06-11-2018, 08:57 AM
 
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American style cities suck in my opinion. Some of them are just gigantic suburban sprawls without a city culture, without visible communities. Its just endless suburban homes, cul de sacs, highways, and shopping malls.
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