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Old 04-12-2009, 04:33 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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^Aside from the New Urbanist-type developments, that is.

 
Old 04-13-2009, 11:28 PM
 
Location: New York City
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according to my husband, cookie cutter = death
 
Old 04-14-2009, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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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:










Hey, that looks like where I live. Guess I'm cookie cutter??
 
Old 04-14-2009, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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according to my husband, cookie cutter = death

Wow, Strong word.. I live in the "Cookie Cutter" Subdivisions of Albuquerque. I must admitt the homes here are wayyy cookie cutter, built in less than four weeks and they build over 40 homes at a time.. the boom here was unbeliveable for awhile. I love my cookie cutter home.. I certainly wouldnt call it death. Subdivisions are taking over this country. Even in my old hometown.
 
Old 04-14-2009, 11:10 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Generally speaking, the USA is the cookie cutter capitol of the world!
Well, in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany most people live in mid-rise apt. buildings that go on for blocks, are built right up to the sidewalk with no landscaping at all.
 
Old 04-14-2009, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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Every city has suburbs and areas that are cookie cutter

Some examples

Sugarland (Houston)
Plano (Dallas)
Alpharetta (Atlanta)
Cary (Raleigh)
Naperville (Chicago)
Penfield (Rochester NY)
Lancaster / Palmdale (Los Angeles)
Hempstead (NYC)
Annondale (Wash DC)
Pleasanton (SF Bay)
Weston (Miami)
Littleton (Denver)

etc, etc, etc (I like suburbs by the way so this is not an insult to these places)
 
Old 04-15-2009, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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Orlando has a lot too. I think any newly developed town is going to have a higher percentage of this type of development though. As others have pointed out, even the oldest metros like NYC, Philly, DC and Boston have some sprawl and cookie cutter development.
 
Old 04-15-2009, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Hempstead, NY cookie cutter? I don't know about that. Why did you pick that town? Just wondering your reasoning behind why you picked that town. If anything, there are other towns on LI that look more cookie cutter.
 
Old 04-15-2009, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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Hempstead, NY cookie cutter? I don't know about that.
Well, it was the only one i could think of off the top of my head for an example. Maybe White Plains instead? Somewkere in Suffolk County possibly?
 
Old 04-15-2009, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Well, it was the only one i could think of off the top of my head for an example. Maybe White Plains instead? Somewkere in Suffolk County possibly?

Probably eastern Long Island where the newer houses are and where they're building in the woods.
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