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View Poll Results: Philly burbs the very best in the nation?
Yes Philly burbs are the best in the U.S. 14 26.42%
No that is outlandish 39 73.58%
Voters: 53. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-15-2011, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Actually outlandish is a pretty good word to describe Philly's suburbs. Compared to others, they are outlandishly good!
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Old 10-15-2011, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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One poster makes one comment that likely was not meant to be taken literally, and now there has to be a poll to invalidate what is quite obviously an unprovable statement? I do agree that the Philly area has some great suburbs, but indeed so does Boston, NY, Chicago, LA, SF, Dallas, Houston, DC. The list goes on and on.

There's no need to be insecure about this. Not to mention, tastes differ from person to person.
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Old 10-15-2011, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Mountains out of Molehills, as they say

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The premise of this thread is quite silly.

One poster makes one comment that likely was not meant to be taken literally, and now there has to be a poll it?

Obviously there are awesome suburbs all over the country, including every metro area in the country. There's no need to be insecure about this.
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:04 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I would agree that the Philadelphia suburbs are among the best in the nation.

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Old 10-21-2011, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC NoVA
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not a chance. nova is the best suburb in the us. it has the cia, usa today, the pentagon, arlington natl cemetery, air force memorial, air & space museum, mt vernon, marine corps memorial, national museum of the marine corps, quantico, the nra, and that's just the beginning. that is what separates nova from all other suburbs that are all similar to each other. every suburb has some malls and nice neighborhoods like lake forest in illinois or alpine in nj, but there is only one cia, only one arlington nat'l cemetery, and only one pentagon and whatnot and this is the type of stuff that can't be duplicated in any other metro.

everything is new, one of the best and richest school systems in the country, the richest counties in the country, probably the best suburban shopping especially with tyson's growth, top tier transport system and expanding, and the best economy.

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Old 01-30-2015, 09:35 AM
 
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Philly suburbs are as nice as NYC,Bos,DC suburbs at 65 cents on the dollar mainly due to its inland non-coastal,non Uncle Sam leeching location.


Valley Forge 15 miles west of city

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What road is this shot?
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Old 01-30-2015, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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One poster makes one comment that likely was not meant to be taken literally, and now there has to be a poll to invalidate what is quite obviously an unprovable statement? I do agree that the Philly area has some great suburbs, but indeed so does Boston, NY, Chicago, LA, SF, Dallas, Houston, DC. The list goes on and on.

There's no need to be insecure about this. Not to mention, tastes differ from person to person.
This.
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Old 01-30-2015, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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not a chance. nova is the best suburb in the us. it has the cia, usa today, the pentagon, arlington natl cemetery, air force memorial, air & space museum, mt vernon, marine corps memorial, national museum of the marine corps, quantico, the nra, and that's just the beginning. that is what separates nova from all other suburbs that are all similar to each other. every suburb has some malls and nice neighborhoods like lake forest in illinois or alpine in nj, but there is only one cia, only one arlington nat'l cemetery, and only one pentagon and whatnot and this is the type of stuff that can't be duplicated in any other metro.

everything is new, one of the best and richest school systems in the country, the richest counties in the country, probably the best suburban shopping especially with tyson's growth, top tier transport system and expanding, and the best economy.
Yeah NoVa is really nice, but the Maryland Suburbs of DC are pretty good too with important institutions (federal, financial, civic, medical, colleges/universities, etc.), their own distinct character, you have Red, Green, Blue, and Orange Line Metro coverage as well as the upcoming Purple Line light rail project, great walking trails, the BW Parkway, pretty decent shopping, plethora of nice cities, towns, unincorporated places, etc., gorgeous waterfront properties, old money and new money, many locals, transplants, and foreign immigrants, great food, down-to-earth in most places, racially/ethnically/socioeconomically diverse, etc.

Northern Virginia and Suburban Maryland can definitely dish out a one-two punch together as Metro DC.
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Old 01-30-2015, 03:04 PM
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Location: Oakland
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You guys realize that you're replying to posts from over 3 years ago, right?
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