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Metro West/Greater Boston
Hi, Jrdouce. Welcome. I see you have started a Metro West region in Massachusetts for Framingham, Ashland and some other towns. These towns are already part of the Greater Boston region. What's your take on this? Do you think Metro West should be made a region within the Greater Boston region? Couldn't we just keep them in Greater Boston? OldPine 16:14, 21 June 2006 (EDT)
Hi OldPine. I live in Ashland, and the folks and businesses out there identify the area as Metro West. There is the Metro West Daily news, the Metro West telephone book Metro West YMCA, etc. Metro West is close to Boston, but no closer than towns listed in the North Shore (Massachusetts) or South Shore (Massachusetts). I think the towns West of Boston, outside Route 128 up to those through which Route 495 runs are a distinct area economically and culturally. Of course that is just my opinion. I'm new to this, and I haven't had time to read all of the guidlines. What are your thoughts?
There must be some begginer FAQ pages where I can get up to speed, can you reccomentd any? Thanks.
Just a suggestion, but you may want to copy this discussion about the regional breakdown for Massachusetts to Talk:Massachusetts, where it's more likely that others will notice the discussion. Coming up with logical regions with non-ambiguous boundaries is an issue we go through with every state - a couple of examples of how this was attacked previously are at Talk:California and Talk:Vermont (as well as other state talk pages). The general guideline is to not have too many "top-level" regions, and to try to come up with regions that are fairly well-defined so that we don't get a lot of cities put into multiple (or wrong) regions. California was a mess for a long time, although in the past six months or so it seems to have really come out well from an organizational standpoint. -- Ryan 16:06, 23 June 2006 (EDT)