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Old 04-09-2009, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Within the confines of one of the 50 biggest cities in the county, is someone who lives in a condo or apartment perhaps more "urban" or living a more urban lifestyle? Even though they live in the same exact city, perhaps neighborhood?

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Old 04-09-2009, 09:26 PM
 
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No. Unless you're defining "urban" is some completely different way than I am. Some neighborhoods within cities can be more "urban" than others, and a neighborhood filled primarily with apartments is more likely to have the higher density that can support many traditional urban amenities, but there's no difference in the "urban" level between the people in such a neighborhood that live in houses versus those who live in apartments.
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:27 PM
 
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Isn't living in apartments and condos by nature more urban in most areas than someone who lives in a single family house!?
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:35 PM
 
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Isn't living in apartments and condos by nature more urban in most areas than someone who lives in a single family house!?
I don't think so - I've been in single family house (it shared walls, but I figured that counts as a house- it certainly wasn't an apartment) in Manhattan and I don't think the residents were any less urban than their apartment/condo/co-op-dwelling neighbors. I've also lived in houses and apartments in city neighborhoods, and in our house we were actually in closer proximity to neighbors (and I think had less living space) than we did in our apartment building.

There are also, in some cities, apartment buildings and complexes that are more car-oriented and suburban in nature than are the tightly packed houses in a different neighborhood in that same city.

I think it comes down to neighborhood, and perhaps to city.
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:40 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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no... house in the suburbs... sure. but a big townhouse in the city??? they just have more $$$.
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Old 04-10-2009, 05:51 AM
 
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Don't townhouses and the house with shared walls that uptown_urbanist described fall under the category of condominiums?
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Old 04-10-2009, 08:31 AM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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Don't townhouses and the house with shared walls that uptown_urbanist described fall under the category of condominiums?
well the OP should define what he means by house... a house is a broad term. Does he mean a single family detached style house? What neighborhood does this need to be in...? Is it a duplex? Is it a row house? Does it have a yard? A 3 story town house can have a lot of space... There are plenty of houses in urban downtown Chicago and Atlanta... are these counted? Does it need to be in the suburbs...

Personally I don't think there is a bit of difference in mentality, only what I posted earlier, one person has more $$$.

Now I *do* think there is a strong correlation between mentalities and personalities w/ living in the suburbs and commuting to the city, vs. living in the city and walking or taking a cab to work...
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Old 04-10-2009, 09:09 AM
 
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Condos are a type of ownership option. Given the context, I assumed the OP meant an apartment that was owned, not rented. As grapico points out, there is a broad variety of what a person can mean by "house" - a little definition could help make sure we're all talking on the same page here.
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Old 04-10-2009, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Albany (school) NYC (home)
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I'm pretty sure he meant single family homes in city limits. Versus people who live in brownstones, condos, three-flats, apartments, etc.
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Old 04-10-2009, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Houses and condos are in both types of environments, urban and suburban. For example:

Urban House





Urban Condo





Suburban House



Suburban Condo


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