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Old 12-17-2008, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Augusta GA
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I don't doubt that places closer to the center of Atlanta itself may have smaller lots and more people walking around, but from my own experience (I had to live in Fayette County for 18 years) most of the people I saw did not walk around that often and tended to stay indoors a lot. I cant count the number of times I saw people drive there Yukon XL's or Ford Explorers to the end of the driveway to their mailbox and back up the driveway again. My parents home was on a 1/2 acre lot and most of the homes I saw in surrounding areas were on property about twice that size or more (hence my 1+ acre comment).
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Old 12-17-2008, 05:57 PM
 
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I don't doubt that places closer to the center of Atlanta itself may have smaller lots and more people walking around, but from my own experience (I had to live in Fayette County for 18 years) most of the people I saw did not walk around that often and tended to stay indoors a lot. I cant count the number of times I saw people drive there Yukon XL's or Ford Explorers to the end of the driveway to their mailbox and back up the driveway again. My parents home was on a 1/2 acre lot and most of the homes I saw in surrounding areas were on property about twice that size or more (hence my 1+ acre comment).
An acre is a HUGE lot for any home and would be very cost prohibitive. Developers usually don't subdivide such large lots so they can build more houses. Again, an acre would be a very large lot...one like you might see out in the country, not in the suburbs.

These houses are located in Country Club of the South:

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I grew up in a suburban area...and I have never seen anyone DRIVE to the end of the driveway to get their mail unless they were already headed out. I have always noticed a high amount of pedestrian activity in subdivisions...people there walk for excercise, walk their dogs, walk to neighbors' houses, walk to the lake or the park, they run for excercise...they certainly don't stay locked up in their houses for the most part.
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Old 12-18-2008, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Augusta GA
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The places near where I lived had larger lots than the ones I see in the pictures you just showed. I guess we had a different experience then, because I rarely saw my neighbors out and about when they were not in their cars.
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