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proghousehead Oct 14, 2019 5:46 PM

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Originally Posted by iheartthed (Post 8716591)
Jersey City isn't a bedroom community, either.

JC is essentially a default sixth borough. Functions in a very similar manner as say the Bronx.

LosAngelesSportsFan Oct 14, 2019 6:07 PM

For the LA area (If we consider these separate cities to be suburbs)

Pasadena - Rose Bowl, Museums, Food, etc
Santa Monica - Beach, Pier, 3rd Street, Food
Beverly Hills
Anaheim

d'angelo Oct 14, 2019 6:15 PM

Daly City, California

One of the most densely populated suburban environments in the country.

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RCDC Oct 14, 2019 6:15 PM

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Originally Posted by xzmattzx (Post 8716403)
How many people make sure to spend some time in Rockville when visiting Washington DC??

Hey, Rockville is a hidden treasure. :P Seriously though, Alexandria VA would be the tourist "suburb" here, and technically Arlington Cemetery is in the suburbs too, though pragmatically it's part of the Mall environment. Other point destinations (for exhibits) would be places like Udvar-Hazy Center in Dulles VA, NASA Goddard in Greenbelt MD or the Gateway To NOAA in Silver Spring MD.

bossabreezes Oct 14, 2019 6:46 PM

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Originally Posted by proghousehead (Post 8716753)
JC is essentially a default sixth borough. Functions in a very similar manner as say the Bronx.

It really should be considered the fourth borough, as it's highly superior to the Bronx and Staten Island.

It's actually the place to be now, really blossoming into something special.

softee Oct 14, 2019 6:50 PM

Vaughan is Toronto's destination suburb thanks to Canada's Wonderland.

xzmattzx Oct 14, 2019 6:54 PM

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Originally Posted by iheartthed (Post 8716642)
Paradise, NV

I can't believe I didn't think about this. How many people who have been to "Las Vegas" have never been inside the City of Las Vegas? Maybe 90% of the tourists?

Chisouthside Oct 14, 2019 6:55 PM

All of Marin County.

dimondpark Oct 14, 2019 8:29 PM

Paradise, NV

People think theyre in Vegas proper but they aint

SFBruin Oct 14, 2019 9:46 PM

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Originally Posted by d'angelo (Post 8716773)
Daly City, California

One of the most densely populated suburban environments in the country.

Eyyyyy!

samne Oct 14, 2019 10:43 PM

Probably better to stay in West Hartford instead of Hartford.

ThePhun1 Oct 15, 2019 12:10 AM

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Originally Posted by xzmattzx (Post 8716406)
Two stand out to me. Scottsdale, AZ, and Miami Beach, FL, are both destinations in their own rights. Many people fly to Phoenix and spend all their time in Scottsdale golfing. Most people that go to Miami actually go to Miami Beach to the point that many people may think of Miami Beach as part of the City of Miami.

Cambridge, MA, is probably right below Miami Beach or Scottsdale. The Harvard and MIT campuses are destinations in their own right to a degree.

Santa Monica is probably a good choice, too, with tourists who visit the pier.

Clearwater and St. Petersburg are also good candidates, although the Tampa Bay Area seems truly multi-nodal like the Twin Cities or Bay Area.

Cambridge is an anchor at this point.

ThePhun1 Oct 15, 2019 12:15 AM

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Originally Posted by iheartthed (Post 8716642)
Paradise, NV

That's a CDP with a Las Vegas address mostly.

ThePhun1 Oct 15, 2019 12:18 AM

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Originally Posted by jd3189 (Post 8716671)
Is Palm Springs considered a suburb or its own town? And Santa Monica should just be a neighborhood in LA, same with Beverly Hills and Hollywood.

As if LA doesn't have enough intra-city suburban neighborhoods.

ThePhun1 Oct 15, 2019 12:22 AM

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Originally Posted by dimondpark (Post 8716894)
Paradise, NV

People think theyre in Vegas proper but they aint

The casinos need some way to get around the gaming commissions and taxes.

Shawn Oct 15, 2019 4:56 AM

Cambridge doesn't count, it's as core as they come. For Boston, it would probably be Salem. Definitely during this time of the year.

I don't count Santa Monica or Jersey City for the same reason I don't count Cambridge.

Paradise NV jumped out in my mind, also Lake Buena Vista outside Orlando (Disney World).

d'angelo Oct 15, 2019 4:12 PM

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Originally Posted by SFBruin (Post 8716950)
Eyyyyy!

high five!

montréaliste Oct 15, 2019 4:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Shawn (Post 8717253)
Cambridge doesn't count, it's as core as they come. For Boston, it would probably be Salem. Definitely during this time of the year.

I don't count Santa Monica or Jersey City for the same reason I don't count Cambridge.

Paradise NV jumped out in my mind, also Lake Buena Vista outside Orlando (Disney World).


I folly you on Cambridge, because of its proximity to the core and comparative density to Boston's. In Santa Monica's case, its distance from downtown is a giveaway suburban trait. Jersey City is an urban node on its own, IMO.

hauntedheadnc Oct 15, 2019 4:57 PM

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Originally Posted by sopas ej (Post 8716672)
Yokohama.

Buddy, ain't that the truth... I never got around to posting my pics from there, much to my eternal shame.

JManc Oct 15, 2019 5:11 PM

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Originally Posted by montréaliste (Post 8717581)
I folly you on Cambridge, because of its proximity to the core and comparative density to Boston's. In Santa Monica's case, its distance from downtown is a giveaway suburban trait. Jersey City is an urban node on its own, IMO.

It may be further from DTLA but Santa Monica is its own thing. Nothing suburban about it.


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