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Old 04-10-2009, 10:21 AM
 
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Cookie-cutter style is repetitive and monotonous...it can be high density, low density, or somewhere in between.


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The modern rowhouses in Amsterdam is an exception. I would live in one of those in a heartbeat.

 
Old 04-10-2009, 10:24 AM
 
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The modern rowhouses in Amsterdam is an exception. I would live in one of those in a heartbeat.
Nevertheless...it is cookie-cutter style housing.
 
Old 04-10-2009, 10:36 AM
 
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Everyone in this thread thinks that cookie cutter mean that the houses look the same and that is the only thing they are focusing on

It is more to it than if the houses look the same
 
Old 04-10-2009, 10:53 AM
 
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Everyone in this thread thinks that cookie cutter mean that the houses look the same and that is the only thing they are focusing on
No, some of us have also said that it extends to more than just the way the houses look.
 
Old 04-10-2009, 11:09 AM
 
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It's what cookie cutters do...they cut cookie dough into the exact same shape and size over and over. There can be additional elements that contribute to cookie-cutter housing, but the main characteristic would have to be indentical or limited exterior styles.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/breezer76/3293619438/ (broken link)
 
Old 04-10-2009, 11:11 AM
 
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Tract housing (also known as cookie-cutter housing) is a style of housing development in which multiple identical or nearly-identical homes are built to create a community.
Tract housing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
Old 04-10-2009, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Levittown, a suburb of New York City, is a hamlet in the Town of Hempstead located on Long Island in Nassau County, New York.
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Levittown was the first truly mass-produced suburb and is widely regarded as the archetype for postwar suburbs throughout the country.


You mean... no... it couldn't be... THE EAST COAST, PARTICULARLY NYC, HAS COOKIE-CUTTER NEIGHBORHOODS!!!!!!

This is going to shatter some of the gentle souls on the City-Data boards.

Last edited by TexasTheKid; 04-10-2009 at 11:55 AM.. Reason: Sourced from Wikipedia
 
Old 04-10-2009, 12:00 PM
 
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This isn't the 40s anymore. Those neighborhoods don't look like that. Those neighborhoods aren't the norm in CITIES. NYC never had neighborhoods looking like that anyways.
 
Old 04-10-2009, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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This isn't the 40s anymore. Those neighborhoods don't look like that. Those neighborhoods aren't the norm in CITIES. NYC never had neighborhoods looking like that anyways.
So... This happens only in the 'burbs? Wow. NYC is soooo unique in that way. I guarantee the vast majority of suburbs either don't, or won't, look the same way after 50 years.
 
Old 04-10-2009, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Chicago - mudhole in the prairie...
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To me it's where there's little variation on the styles of homes, lots of cul-de-sacs, and very few mature trees. Generally it's a town that grew fast, and the homes were slapped together cheaply and quickly. The center of town is usually a mall or a "lifestyle center" instead of a real downtown. Granted, even older towns can have cookie-cutter elements (like row houses). I guess what most here consider to be "cookie-cutter" also extends to the mentality of those who live there, which is pretty white, middle class, WASPy.

Here are some examples of what I consider to be cookie-cutter areas
I am with JMT, the pictures he posted could have been taken anywhere.
There are entire towns which where you passed them you feel like you are going in circles: over and over again the same setups, the same houses.
What really amazes me is how some people refer to those towns / neighborhoods as beautiful.... It is like prasing a particular Mcdonald's fanchise for incredibly well tasting fries...
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