As promised, I will go over where the real population in the region lives. With only half of the citizens living in Bowden and Providence combined, most sims take the long commute from the quiet suburbs to the busy city centers.
We will travel from West to East, from the farmlands at the edge of the map to the farmlands at the other edge.
First up is "New City," not because I started it before I named it, but because I was tired of naming cities:
Just to the north, with 1-10 access through New City is Markarth. Yes, there are Skyrim and GTA names, just no dragons here:
Traveling eastbound on I-10 from Markath, you enter Grand Prarie. This is the beginning of the bedroom communities and subdivisions:
The last city before Bowden is Katy. In Katy we begin to see some residential highrises and midrise offices:
Now we're back in Bowden. No fear, we'll travel Northwards starting with West Bowden (in the Northwest). This is a small community of mainly low wage workers who don't want to live in the projects:
Continuing our journey, we'll head west again to Castle Hills. Castle Hills is a middle to high income area:
Staying on the north side, we'll drive through North Bowden. This area is home to high income residents and high income jobs:
Still heading west, we will be in Shavano Park when we intersect with I-95 / I-30. This is an affluent neighborhood with high paying jobs.
As a side note, when building the next large city plot to the north I-95 / I-30 will head into downtown, where it will split to one highway (I-95) heading north and another (I-30) heading west.
Finally, as the 2MB space is almost up, we will complete this trip with the Northeastern city of Alamo Heights:
Next, we will head east from the industrial city of East Benard to the farmlands of Winterhold (yes, another Skyrim name).