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View Poll Results: Which would you rather live in?
Row House 128 64.32%
Triple Decker 71 35.68%
Voters: 199. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-27-2009, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Which traditionally working class housing stock do you prefer in terms of looks, practicality? In Philly the most common housing style is the row home. In Boston it is the triple deckers.

Boston
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ndicott_St.jpg
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ree_decker.jpg


Philly
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3633/...8149971c12.jpg
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/8/899...eb8a71.jpg?v=0

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Old 09-27-2009, 12:24 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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There's no such thing as triple deckers in Boston.
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Old 09-27-2009, 12:31 AM
 
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I am digging Philly's look. The first pic of it almost reminds of the houses in SF

SF row houses
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Old 09-27-2009, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Boston Metro
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Boston Triple Decker
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Old 09-27-2009, 09:56 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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I voted for Row House as I know they can be very nice. Much better than the pictures shown. Often a row house that is built differently from its neighbors is called a Town House. As Philadelphia continues to gentrify, I think the word is going to get out about the great old housing stock that is there.

The triple deckers look like they can house three families comfortably. I THINK I have seen smaller versions of these houses somewhere in Queens (maybe Woodhaven or Richmond Hill) but typically the porches are made part of the house so you need a sharp eye to see them.

Still I grew up in a row house and they seem more private to me, so the answer is ROW HOUSE.

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Old 09-27-2009, 10:00 AM
 
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The Philadelphia Row House.

Here are some better pics of the typical Philadelphia Row House:

http://www.worldofstock.com/slides/TAU6010.jpg

http://www.izzybarish.com/images/phi...ety%20hill.jpg
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Old 09-27-2009, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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I like row houses better.
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Old 09-27-2009, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach/Norfolk.
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Row houses! The name triple decker is kinda wack too
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Old 09-27-2009, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Dorchester
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The Philadelphia Row House.

Here are some better pics of the typical Philadelphia Row House:

http://www.worldofstock.com/slides/TAU6010.jpg

http://www.izzybarish.com/images/phi...ety%20hill.jpg
Those are some of the priciest locations in the city. To compare them to the triple decker in Boston, which are in mostly the poorest areas, is very misleading.
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Old 09-27-2009, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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Row House if it was a more urban/city setting.

Triple Decker if it was in a more beach/warm type area.
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