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Old 06-20-2007, 10:58 AM
 
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The cookie cutter subdivision is really big in America. In Cities all over the country I find thousands of homes that were all built at the same time with the same basic look. In one town in Texas they built over a thousand homes in one month, each of them absolutely identical to each other.

What City or metro area in America has the most cookie cutter homes?
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Old 06-20-2007, 11:15 AM
 
Location: NJ
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The cookie cutter subdivision is really big in America. In Cities all over the country I find thousands of homes that were all built at the same time with the same basic look. In one town in Texas they built over a thousand homes in one month, each of them absolutely identical to each other.

What City or metro area in America has the most cookie cutter homes?
denver metro's gotta be up there. charlotte, las vegas, sacramento, phoenix areas - any place that is the "new" place to relocate.
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Old 06-20-2007, 11:32 AM
 
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denver metro's gotta be up there. charlotte, las vegas, sacramento, phoenix areas - any place that is the "new" place to relocate.

I agree with the above, and add most of central Florida to the list.
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Old 06-20-2007, 03:03 PM
 
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Charlotte,havent been to the Vegas and Denver in years so dont know what they are like now.
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Old 06-20-2007, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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The cookie cutter subdivision is really big in America. In Cities all over the country I find thousands of homes that were all built at the same time with the same basic look. In one town in Texas they built over a thousand homes in one month, each of them absolutely identical to each other.

What City or metro area in America has the most cookie cutter homes?
Id's say Washington, DC. area. Its just awful. Northern Virginia used to be a very charming historic area. Now its just vanilla. Swallowed up half our state. I wouldnt live anywhere north of Fredericksburg.
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Old 06-20-2007, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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When I was living in Miami about 4 years ago, the southern suburbs of the city were horrible...Kendall comes to mind. It is so easy to get lost over there because everything looks exactly the same. To make matters worse, the bulk of that explosive sprawling growth was right along the edges of the Florida Everglades, a highly sensitive & endangered natural habitat. I hope they haven't filled it all in with look alike neighborhoods yet.

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Old 06-20-2007, 04:18 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Denver has many housing styles. It is true that in most new developments, homes are limitied to 4-6 different models. However, having lived in this area for 27 yrs now, I have learned that as the landscaping grows (ever so slowly as it does here), and people build additions, change their paint colors, etc, it doesn't look so "cookie-cutter-ish". Maybe more like decorated cookies. Even in the city, there are many neighborhoods where the homes look very much alike architecturally, but you don't notice it so much b/c of the above. And many of these city neighborhoods look like neighborhoods in other cities of the same age homes. There are only so many housing styles.
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Old 06-20-2007, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Any of the Sunbelt cities will have a very large percentage of cookie-cutter homes:

Atlanta
Dallas
Houston
Phoenix
Las Vegas
Denver

These are the ones that I can think of off the top of my head.
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Old 06-20-2007, 07:55 PM
 
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Id's say Washington, DC. area. Its just awful. Northern Virginia used to be a very charming historic area. Now its just vanilla. Swallowed up half our state. I wouldnt live anywhere north of Fredericksburg.
What is vanilla???
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Old 06-20-2007, 07:57 PM
 
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Hey wait a minute - take Dallas off the list and put its suburbs on there -- specifically Frisco, Texas.
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