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Old 04-10-2009, 07:00 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I nominate Florida. Cookie cutter developments all the same color with same old, same old palm trees.
LOL AMEN. You recalled Cape Coral to mind for me.

 
Old 04-10-2009, 08:57 PM
 
Location: cape girardeau
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Killeen,Tx......It's the biggest city in it's metro area, and looks like one of the suburbs of the suburbs!!!
Waco...to!!!!!!!
 
Old 04-10-2009, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Waco...to!!!!!!!
too* and not really, you need to take a drive down Washington Ave or Austin Ave.
 
Old 04-10-2009, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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..but others are quite atractive, even if the housing pattern has little variation.

I believe that the reason these postwar developments became so popular is because they represented a chance to a home of one's own without having to share a wall ( or two) with someone else. Imagine a returning WWII vet seeking a better life, and being told that he could now purchase a "suburban" home, with a yard on all four sides, with multiple bedrooms and a driveway of your own...of course he would consider it, especially if he had grown up in a big-city apt building, or in a rowhouse with little personal space, or some other confining abode.

I actually enjoy old-fashioned Victorian neighborhoods, but I can certainly understand the appeal of the modern suburban home, especially if the neighborhood has been properly maintained.
Yeah, I don't see what so many city dwellers find so special about row houses and condos, you might as well rent an apartment if you're going to share a wall with your neighbor. I remember when I was in Manhattan walking around 59th and 60th streets (near central park), all of the houses looked like something from the Cosby Show, that's just as much "cookie cutter" as the pics shown in this thread.
 
Old 04-11-2009, 11:13 PM
 
Location: NEPA
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So that's what you call them! This would be hell for me, I think.
 
Old 04-11-2009, 11:19 PM
 
Location: DFW Texas
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Killeen,Tx......It's the biggest city in it's metro area, and looks like one of the suburbs of the suburbs!!!
Aint that the truth! I was in Killeen a month ago and I felt like I was in either Round Rock or Frisco!
 
Old 04-11-2009, 11:22 PM
 
Location: DFW Texas
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Waco...to!!!!!!!
Whoa, either you have never been here or have been to just Hewitt. Waco is in NO Way Shape Or Form "cookie-cutter". The suburbs like Hewitt, Lorena, China Spring, Robinson and to a degree Woodway, YES; but Waco "proper", Not so much....Nice Try though. Besides your from "Temple", what do you care?
 
Old 04-12-2009, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Generally speaking, the USA is the cookie cutter capitol of the world!
 
Old 04-12-2009, 03:29 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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All new suburbia is going to pretty much be cookie cutter, no matter if it's in the Northeast or the Sunbelt....cheap tract housing with Applebees and Wal-Marts galore.
 
Old 04-12-2009, 04:23 PM
 
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All new suburbia is going to pretty much be cookie cutter, no matter if it's in the Northeast or the Sunbelt....cheap tract housing with Applebees and Wal-Marts galore.
There are some exceptions...there are a couple of new developments in Atlanta with unique homes that are pretty pleasant looking. This community in the southside Atlanta suburbs has a wide variety of designs, is an easy walk to shops, restaurants, and has a working organic farm and equestrian center. It's new, it's suburban, and it's anything but cookie-cutter. A good NY Times article on it: Heads Up - Outside Atlanta, a Utopia Rises - NYTimes.com

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