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Old 02-18-2020, 10:34 AM
 
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Well, neither is Rockdale,lol.
For some reason people unfortunately cannot distinguish between a suburb and an exurb (or even a small town farther out).
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Old 02-18-2020, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Crook County, Hellinois
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For some reason people unfortunately cannot distinguish between a suburb and an exurb (or even a small town farther out).
In their defense, what's the distinction between them: layout/form, location, distance from Chicago, or all three?
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Old 02-18-2020, 01:15 PM
 
Location: IL
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Berkeley - Small suburb bordering 294 and 290. You may have used one of their Hand Driers though.


Sleepy Hollow - Small suburb ouside East/West Dundee
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Nobody has mentioned Sleepy Hollow (not be confused with the OTHER Sleepy Hollow of Ichabod Crane fame). Nice, scenic little rural burg just west of West Dundee and north of Elgin. The name fits if you've ever been through it.
I did 3 years ago!
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Old 02-18-2020, 01:43 PM
 
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I did 3 years ago!
Wow. On the first page too.
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Old 02-19-2020, 12:19 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Well, neither is Rockdale,lol.
I would say any residential town, regardless of size, which is connected to the great metro area and is involved with the metro area economically, would count as a suburb. Rockdale is just south of Joliet(it's essentially bleedoff from Joliet) and there are multiple towns further away from Chicago which are considered suburbs (Channahon, Minooka) so yes, I would say it counts.

Andres and Wilton Center, are rural areas not connected to the greater metro at all. Hell, neither of those are even incorporated cities, which is a part of the criteria of this thread.

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Old 02-19-2020, 07:19 AM
 
Location: IL
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In their defense, what's the distinction between them: layout/form, location, distance from Chicago, or all three?
Can I consider Naperville an Exurb? Or is it more like Sandwich, Sugar Grove or Manhattan?
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Old 02-19-2020, 09:24 AM
 
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Can I consider Naperville an Exurb? Or is it more like Sandwich, Sugar Grove or Manhattan?
Here's how I'd consider them:

Naperville: suburb
Sandwich: neither
Sugar Grove: exurb, though I wouldn't consider anything past it an exurb. For instance, I think Big Rock is outside the scope of being an exurb.
Manhattan: exurb (and mainly because it's part of a school district with other suburbs). To me, it's on the cusp of being a rural town.
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Old 02-19-2020, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Centennial, CO
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I did 3 years ago!
Ha ha. Whoops. Missed that one somehow.
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Old 02-19-2020, 05:53 PM
 
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Here's how I'd consider them:

Manhattan: exurb (and mainly because it's part of a school district with other suburbs). To me, it's on the cusp of being a rural town.
Sure looks like one, despite it's cosmopolitan name. However, Metra extended service there, indicating planners expect it to become a suburb someday.
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Old 02-19-2020, 10:09 PM
 
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Sure looks like one, despite it's cosmopolitan name. However, Metra extended service there, indicating planners expect it to become a suburb someday.
Yep, I can see that given the town appears to be built out a bit with subdivisions. It's just separated from all the other suburbs, New Lenox specifically, by a fair amount of farmland.
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