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Old 01-12-2010, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Beautiful CA
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I'm looking for any cities/state that offer a neighborhood or area that is like the one on Desperate Housewives, albeit without the soap opera. Just in appearance only.

I know there is a builder in the Carolinas that is pretty similar, but any other states?

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Old 01-12-2010, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Somerville, MA
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Really? Just about any city in any state in the U.S. will have some suburbs (if not MANY) that are nearly identical to that.

The faux-colonial architecture is typical of any cul-de-sac in New England, and common (or at least available) almost anywhere else. The Desperate Houswives type neighborhood is based off of the cheaply built, generic suburban neighborhood that find all over the United States. If that's really what you want, you will be able to find it near just about any city in any state without trouble.
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Old 01-12-2010, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Beautiful CA
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Here in California, at least this particular city, there isn't anything like that. Most new homes feature stucco, small yards, very close together.

Thanks for the input though.
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Old 09-17-2013, 03:38 PM
 
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This is in NC and SC: Brighton Park(hoping to move here myself), Baxter Village, Birkdale Village, & RiverWalk. Very "Wisteria Lane" type, I love that show.
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Old 09-17-2013, 05:59 PM
 
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Here in California, at least this particular city, there isn't anything like that. Most new homes feature stucco, small yards, very close together.

Thanks for the input though.
Actually I once google-mapped some cities in Orange County and there was literally a town or neighborhood that had houses just like the one the OP mentioned. WITH white picket fences to boot. It was surreal. I thought such stereotypical suburban neighborhoods like that only existed in the movies. I don't know what exact city it was in. It was somewhere around Mission Viejo. Like Ladera Ranch or Coto De Caza or something. But it was gorgeous.
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:19 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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All over New England it looks like that. Not as bright yellow as the second picture but the architecture is like that. Often it's original, built in the 1700s or 1800s--wonderful old houses, well constructed. You wouldn't usually see a Victorian next to a colonial though, unless it's a newer development. That makes it look kind of fake.
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