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Old 06-16-2010, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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i would love to live in one of these harlem brownstones

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a4/HarlemBrownstones.JPG (broken link)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a4/HarlemBrownstones.JPG (broken link)
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Old 06-16-2010, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Historic Downtown Jersey City
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I would hope so. OMG that is too sad too look at. WTH where is the yard?
FLAboy, most people who prefer urban neighborhoods really don't WANT a yard.

There are huge advantages to living in a dense urban neighborhood like these. Walkability and overall "greenness" is one. I personally love how in my neighborhood, it feels like I'm almost back in time. It's really nice, and quaint.

It may be hard for you to imagine, but I get a little depressed driving through a suburban neighborhood with large yards. It seems pretty boring to me, at least at this point in my life. Florida, to me, is a pretty depressing place.

People have different preferences.
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Old 06-16-2010, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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FLAboy, most people who prefer urban neighborhoods really don't WANT a yard.

There are huge advantages to living in a dense urban neighborhood like these. Walkability and overall "greenness" is one. I personally love how in my neighborhood, it feels like I'm almost back in time. It's really nice, and quaint.

It may be hard for you to imagine, but I get a little depressed driving through a suburban neighborhood with large yards. It seems pretty boring to me, at least at this point in my life. Florida, to me, is a pretty depressing place.

People have different preferences.
yeah, seriously. if i had to do any kind of yard work, i would have to kill myself
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Old 06-16-2010, 11:20 AM
 
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I dont like urban nieghborhoods. Id rather have property and own acres of land.... I like landscape.... I would die having to live that close to someone....
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Old 06-16-2010, 11:42 AM
 
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My current city ( Boston/Cambridge) does not have too much row housing, unlike Philly/Baltimore, but it does have a fair amount of "bow-shaped" townhouses, and quite a few "triple-deckers".

And while I don't care for the gigantic yards of some Florida estates, I certainly prefer an abode with a yard as opposed to one without any such thing. Having a little greenery to come home to is a very pleasant sight after a long, hard day. I could never live in a row house neighborhood a la Philly/Baltimore--to me, they're the kind of places to escape from, not move towards.
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Old 06-16-2010, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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I can't speak for anyone else, but for me, quality of space is more important than quantity of space. Some of these row-house neighborhoods, have so much character with the way the architecture, landscape, and infrastructure compliment each other.

If I had to live in the suburbs, on a half-acre, I'd have to eliminate most of the grass in favor of various garden spaces.
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Old 06-16-2010, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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I dont like urban nieghborhoods. Id rather have property and own acres of land.... I like landscape.... I would die having to live that close to someone....
Same here, I need space, even when I lived in NYC my neighborhood was more on the suburban side.

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Thats how it is in the city man, urbanity at its finest. See I love urbanity but I need my green space also, why you think I love Florida as much as I love NY/NJ?

I could easily live here:


http://ny.curbed.com/uploads/2008_07...tsLandmark.jpg

Or here:


http://www.exoticexcess.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/105-million-elegant-beach-house-in-palm-beach-florida.jpg (broken link)
I could only take the bottom one lol. And look at the landscaping.

Queens has various row houses, I'm gonna try to streetview some.
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Old 06-16-2010, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I dont like urban nieghborhoods. Id rather have property and own acres of land.... I like landscape.... I would die having to live that close to someone....
I'm the exact opposite. I don't need a yard. In fact, if I had one, who's going to cut it? I'm not hiring anyone to do it. I would love to live in one of these rowhouses.
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Old 06-16-2010, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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Default Southeast Queens, NY

Laurelton:

40.675626,-73.748657 - Google Maps

40.679617,-73.743657 - Google Maps

40.683974,-73.767765 - Google Maps


Locust Manor:

(These were completed about 2 years ago, they're golden stucco with bricks)
40.680239,-73.771445 - Google Maps

40.681964,-73.769803 - Google Maps


South Jamaica:

40.700174,-73.792757 - Google Maps

40.685605,-73.779169 - Google Maps

40.683689,-73.778054 - Google Maps


South Jamaica/St. Albans Border:

40.687204,-73.776514 - Google Maps

(Streetview doesn't go down this block)
40.68484,-73.77675 - Google Maps

I alphabetized the neighborhoods, I didn't even post some from other Southeast Queens neighborhoods such as Rosedale, Springfield Gardens, etc. Also Streetview isn't really present in certain rough neighborhoods so I couldn't go down a lot of blocks in South Jamaica and plus there's so many other styles I just couldn't find. This is just from one part of one borough...a suburban part at that lol.
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Old 06-16-2010, 01:20 PM
 
Location: The City
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Just to be clear - some people take a great amount of effort and care to the little space they have. I have been to some great rowhome backyards. Some extremely unique and almost secluded in an urban sense.

Here are some pics I could find of Philly rowhouse gardens. plus there are parks and even coop gardens many times within a few blocks:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1276/...bae975cde6.jpg
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1439/...6ef651a08f.jpg

Or some roof decks with views like this
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3228/...9e4fabc558.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3647/...c6ff4b79f9.jpg
http://l.yimg.com/g/images/spaceball.gif
http://l.yimg.com/g/images/spaceball.gif

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