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Old 10-06-2009, 07:34 PM
 
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Its different from where you are I guess. I actually read a book on California gardens once, so I understand what you are saying.

Anyway in the East, the front lawn and garden is usually open for view. The front lawns on a suburban block almost become like a Commons. I can tell you that at least on densely populated Long Island --- it would be a horror if every house had a wall in front of it instead of grass or trees.

I think it depends what part of the country you are from. I am glad it is not all the same.
Front yard fences aren't all that common in Atlanta either...I live in a 1930s in-town neighborhood, and mine is the only house with a fence around the front yard (brick and iron). This isn't totally unheard of, but not a common thing in most Atlanta neighborhoods.
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Columbus, Indiana
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On our recent vacation out west we went to the Great Salt Lake. I was expecting it to be beautiful and blue, instead it was rather gray and quite smelly. What a surprise!
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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I did not know this, it just seems your yard is open to tresspassers or thieves.
That's what shotguns are for.
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:22 AM
 
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What are people keeping in their front yards that they need a fence? Is somebody going to steal the grass? I never seen front yard fences until I was out west.
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Old 10-07-2009, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Most houses outside the Southwest don't have fenced front yards.
I don't know many homes inside the Southwest (at least AZ) that have fenced front yards. Typical front yard:

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Old 10-07-2009, 12:29 PM
 
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What are people keeping in their front yards that they need a fence? Is somebody going to steal the grass? I never seen front yard fences until I was out west.
Well, I can't speak for everyone...but my fence keeps my dogs in when I let them outside - and I don't have to bother with a leash every time one of them needs to pee.
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Old 10-07-2009, 12:38 PM
 
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Well, I can't speak for everyone...but my fence keeps my dogs in when I let them outside - and I don't have to bother with a leash every time one of them needs to pee.
yea but in the front yard? most people I know fence in the back yards to let their dogs run around.
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Old 10-07-2009, 12:50 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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In Albuquerque, New Mexico most houses do not have fenced yards but there are more fences than you see in other places. However, there is a local architectural style that does incorporate high walls in the traditional style.

In the part of (barely) suburban New York that I grew up in, many people have low walls or picket fences. These do not seem to deter neighborliness.

In areas outside of a certain buffer around the city I was always amazed at clusters of housing surrounded by lawns with no demarcation whatsoever. You couldn't tell where one property began and the other ended. I would hate that. How can you tell the neighbor kids to "Get the h*ll off my lawn!" if you don't know whose lawn it is? :-)


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Old 10-07-2009, 01:09 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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When I said I was surprised about not having fences, I was talking about houses(more rural style) that had large front yards with no fence, most cookie cutter homes dont have fences and that goes for Albuquerque as well.


Here is a street I went down in GA where I first noticed it-
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...100.56,,0,3.48

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Old 10-07-2009, 01:16 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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What are people keeping in their front yards that they need a fence? Is somebody going to steal the grass? I never seen front yard fences until I was out west.



it could be anything, from tools to pets, some people steal little trees or in CA palm trees.

anyways maybe its just for look, I like the look of the fences out in the country in Texas or like the ones I see keeping the horses in in Kentucky.
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