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View Poll Results: Suburban or exurban?
Doylestown PA Suburban 5 22.73%
Doylestown PA Exurban 5 22.73%
Cumming GA Suburban 2 9.09%
Cumming GA Exurban 6 27.27%
Eldersburg MD Suburban 1 4.55%
Eldersburg MD Exurban 4 18.18%
Gainesville VA Suburban 0 0%
Gainesville VA Exurban 8 36.36%
League City TX Suburban 2 9.09%
League City TX Exurban 4 18.18%
Maple Valley WA Suburban 2 9.09%
Maple Valley WA Exurban 4 18.18%
Wixom MI Suburban 0 0%
Wixom MI Exurban 6 27.27%
Parker CO Suburban 2 9.09%
Parker CO Exurban 5 22.73%
Nolensville TN Suburban 2 9.09%
Nolensville TN Exurban 5 22.73%
Oswego IL Suburban 4 18.18%
Oswego IL Exurban 3 13.64%
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Old 08-04-2018, 11:18 PM
 
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I know I can't be the only one who's often wondered where the suburban/exurban line ends. Obviously metro's don't go from Suburban to rural immediately there's a slow transition. I know some people like living in the exurbs because it can have a very rural feel while not being super far away from shopping and work. I'll use some examples of areas that I think are on the fringe of being considered exurban or suburban. I am curious as to what people would truly consider exurban.

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Old 08-05-2018, 07:12 AM
 
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There are two different definitions of excerpt: one is the semi rule, not fully developed suburb. The other meaning is an area so far away from the city, few would consider it a suburb in decades past, but has evolved into a suburb based on commuting pattern.
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Old 08-05-2018, 08:33 AM
 
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There are two different definitions of excerpt: one is the semi rule, not fully developed suburb. The other meaning is an area so far away from the city, few would consider it a suburb in decades past, but has evolved into a suburb based on commuting pattern.
Agreed.

A place like Cumming in Georgia would fit the latter description, while Eldersburg in Maryland would fit the former description.
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Old 08-05-2018, 09:51 AM
 
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I still have trouble hearing people refer to areas 30-40 miles outside of a city as its suburbs. Near the city? In the region? Sure. Suburb? That’s pushing it a bit.
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Old 08-05-2018, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Addison, TX
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I still have trouble hearing people refer to areas 30-40 miles outside of a city as its suburbs. Near the city? In the region? Sure. Suburb? That’s pushing it a bit.
I understand where you're coming from with your sentiment, but I disagree.

A suburb is defined as a residential community within commuting distance of a city. Thus, if a ton of people are making a 30-40 mile commute every day from said residential community to the city, it's a suburb. Thus, places like Murfreesboro, Galveston, Fredericksburg, etc. are all suburbs.

Now, an argument could be made that some of these places are also more like satellite cities. But their socio-economic fates are still tied to the urban core of the region, none the less.
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Old 08-05-2018, 10:08 AM
 
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I'd say Gainesville is exurban now but it'll definitely be suburban in the next 5 years or so. It's not my cup of tea, similar to Fredericksburg, kind of generic, sprawl and stripmall orientated and McMansions on random streets but it's been growing a lot over the past decade for people priced out of the inner suburbs.
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Old 08-05-2018, 10:10 AM
 
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I understand where you're coming from with your sentiment, but I disagree.

A suburb is defined as a residential community within commuting distance of a city. Thus, if a ton of people are making a 30-40 mile commute every day from said residential community to the city, it's a suburb. Thus, places like Murfreesboro, Galveston, Fredericksburg, etc. are all suburbs.

Now, an argument could be made that some of these places are also more like satellite cities. But their socio-economic fates are still tied to the urban core of the region, none the less.
Galveston is no more of a suburb of Houston than Stamford is a New York suburb. Fredericksburg is just a small town near the DC metro area. I’d be curious as to what percent of Fredericksburg residence commute into the district proper. I’m guessing it’s rather small.
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Old 08-05-2018, 10:24 AM
 
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Galveston is no more of a suburb of Houston than Stamford is a New York suburb. Fredericksburg is just a small town near the DC metro area. I’d be curious as to what percent of Fredericksburg residence commute into the district proper. I’m guessing it’s rather small.
I don't know the exact numbers for DC but according to a report from 2016:
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Almost 40 percent of the Fredericksburg area’s workforce sits through hours-long commutes for jobs that pay well, according to a recent study by the University of Mary Washington.


The estimated number of commuters is 61,639, according to the 27-page study. The majority of them commute to Prince William County, Fairfax County and Washington.
https://www.fredericksburg.com/busin...6fc562817.html

I'd be interested in seeing the exact numbers into DC.
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Old 08-05-2018, 10:34 AM
 
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I don't know the exact numbers for DC but according to a report from 2016:
https://www.fredericksburg.com/busin...6fc562817.html

I'd be interested in seeing the exact numbers into DC.
I’m genuinely curious as to how they are defining the “Fredericksburg area”. The city of Fredericksburg itself only has about 25,000 people, and they’re talking about over 60,000 residents. The fact that Fredericksburg can even have its own “area” gives credence to the notion that it’s a town near DC and not a DC suburb.
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Old 08-05-2018, 10:38 AM
 
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I’m genuinely curious as to how they are defining the “Fredericksburg area”. The city of Fredericksburg itself only has about 25,000 people, and they’re talking about over 60,000 residents. The fact that Fredericksburg can even have its own “area” gives credence to the notion that it’s a town near DC and not a DC suburb.
True. Agreed.
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