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Old 01-13-2019, 09:01 PM
 
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This one is REALLY stark:
https://www.google.com/maps/@42.3806...7i16384!8i8192

Detroit and Grosse Point. Love the streetscaping so Grosse Pointers don't have to look into the big bad city when facing west! Apparently a recent addition, if you scroll back the streetview to 2013. Note how the St Vincent de Paul store that was there in 2013 is now vacant and the sketchy looking "beer-wine" store that was next door in 2011 is now demolished, as is the "Art's Liquor Bar" that was across the street in 2009.
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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In the Twin Cities, pretty much all of the first-ring suburbs blend seamlessly into Minneapolis and St. Paul. Many of these suburbs were established communities long before WWII and connected via the streetcar.
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Old 03-24-2019, 02:32 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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I think that Chalmette and Westwego blend seamlessly into New Orleans. Yes they're not very dense and might feel "suburban" but they're similar to many New Orleans neighborhoods like Algiers that are less dense than the Quarter or the Garden District or the CBD.

In Baton Rouge, Baker and Brownsfield in particular feel connected right into Baton Rouge though they're slightly better than the North Baton Rouge ghetto and its a gradual transition, but this transition happens within the city too. If St. George becomes its own city it would also be a seamless transition from South Baton Rouge.

Washington DC - Chevy Chase, MD feels blended into Northwest DC. However the transition into any other DC suburbs, including close in areas like Bethesda and Arlington, is stark because of Washington DC's building height restrictions and you see high-rises the moment you leave the District borders.

A lot of the Los Angeles area just feels continuous.
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Old 03-24-2019, 04:56 AM
 
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Washington DC - Chevy Chase, MD feels blended into Northwest DC. However the transition into any other DC suburbs, including close in areas like Bethesda and Arlington, is stark because of Washington DC's building height restrictions and you see high-rises the moment you leave the District borders.
Bethesda's (and Silver Spring's) tallest buildings are no taller than the buildings in downtown DC (and if so, only barely). But the contrast is very noticeable because those cities' business districts/downtowns do not abut similar areas in DC as you said.

Takoma Park is another area that blends together seamlessly in metro DC, which is only appropriate as it's one neighborhood sharing the same name in two jurisdictions.
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Old 03-26-2019, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Rockville, MD
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Does Sandy Springs feel like "it could be just another neighborhood" of Atlanta? It doesn't look much like a city on google maps.
The part of Atlanta it borders is developed similarly, though.
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Old 08-23-2019, 01:38 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Chevy Chase and Bethesda merge seemlessly into Northwest Washington DC

Parts of Dundalk, MD do merge straight into East Baltimore like around Highlandtown or O'Donnell Heights. About a quarter of Dundalk feels it could be in Baltimore City though other parts feel either very suburban or even small townish

Gretna and New Orleans - Gretna feels very similar to Algiers though most of NO does lie on the other side of the river as Algiers and Gretna

Los Angeles has a lot of enclaves like Beverly Hills and Santa Monica

Baker and North Baton Rouge

Lake Charles, Sulphur and Westlake

Las Vegas and Paradise (where the Strip is actually located), also Las Vegas and Summerlin and Las Vegas and Henderson.
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Old 08-23-2019, 02:53 AM
 
Location: Odenton, MD
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I lot of places being listed are more of suburbs, rather than individual satallite cities that act as their own hubs in the greater reagion.

When I think of seamless cities blending I think of places like:

Silver Spring & Bethesda - DC

Yonkers - NYC

Towson - Baltimore

Pretty much everything around Los Angeles, etc..

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Old 08-23-2019, 03:26 AM
 
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Upper Darby PA - Philly
Quincy MA - Boston
West Hartford - Hartford
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Old 08-23-2019, 05:22 AM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Think of some outskirting cities or even suburbs that neighbor more well known primary cities. Though they have their own identities some seem to blend in very seemlessly when crossing city lines that if you didn't know any different it could be just another neighborhood of the neighboring big city. Here's what I think of as primary examples......

Boston - Cambridge/Somerville
Albuquerque - Rio Rancho
Phoenix- Tempe and perhaps even Scottsdale as they are often mentioned within the same breath.

by contrast I would say the opposite to places like Seattle/Mercer Island-Bellevue or San Francisco/Oakland or Washington/Arlington, VA as those are more detached cities with more pronounced transitions.

Sure there are economic and perhaps even political differences; I know Scottsdale is more affluent but driving down Camelback Road the city of Phoenix seems to flow right into Scottsdale as if it were just a more affluent section of Phoenix. Cambridge has the whole MIT/Harvard trademark but the urban fabric of the city is very cohesive to Boston. I imagine many outskirting/neighboring cities in LA county would be like this as well.

What are some more examples of this or would you disagree and say they simply have their own solid non attached identities?
Literally any town that touches Boston...and the next one over
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Old 08-23-2019, 07:54 AM
 
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Dallas County easily
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