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Old 01-08-2009, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh N. Hills / Houston-Clear Lake
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That description sounds very frightening. It's like a breeding ground for robots.

I guess I fit right in. I get up at 5am every day, drive 90 miles to work and get back by 7pm. I'm 31, married and about to have a baby. It's more of a breeding ground for professional 30-50 somethings with kids and people who want their own space without having to share walls with someone else. If you don't like it, fine. It's not for everyone, like your area is not for everyone either. To say it's frightening is straight-up ignorant though. This and the post before yours are great examples of why I've been saying the quality of posts on this board has been degenerating into the abyss as of late. The OP asks for descriptions and all that you clowns have to offer is "lame" and "frightening". Go take a hike.
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Old 01-08-2009, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I guess I fit right in. I get up at 5am every day, drive 90 miles to work and get back by 7pm. I'm 31, married and about to have a baby. It's more of a breeding ground for professional 30-50 somethings with kids and people who want their own space without having to share walls with someone else. If you don't like it, fine. It's not for everyone, like your area is not for everyone either. To say it's frightening is straight-up ignorant though. This and the post before yours are great examples of why I've been saying the quality of posts on this board has been degenerating into the abyss as of late. The OP asks for descriptions and all that you clowns have to offer is "lame" and "frightening". Go take a hike.
Seriously. It is incredibly arrogant to think that anything that differs from your own preferences is "frightening."

It would serve some of you right if all of us who live in suburban master planned communities moved into your neighborhood so we could all live like rats in an urban crowding experiment.
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Old 01-08-2009, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Default Master Planned Community?

Isn't Sienna Plantation located in a Master Planned Community.
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Sugar Land, TX, USA
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Agree.
Some of us like the MPC. I do not want to be in a nice traditional house and have a night club next door. I don't want to live next to someone that wants to paint his house purple with yellow stripes because he likes the Lakers. Thus killing my property value. Plus I could not see myself living in a 4 story 5,000 SF house on a 2000 SF lot. I rather have the 5000 SF home on a 25,000 SF lot.

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Seriously. It is incredibly arrogant to think that anything that differs from your own preferences is "frightening."

It would serve some of you right if all of us who live in suburban master planned communities moved into your neighborhood so we could all live like rats in an urban crowding experiment.
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Old 01-09-2009, 06:24 AM
 
Location: greece
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Well,I did a market research & it seems that it is better to buy a new home in a MPC than somewhere else...

As for gating,I guess everybody would appreciate the feeling of security...
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Old 01-09-2009, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Katy, TX
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It would serve some of you right if all of us who live in suburban master planned communities moved into your neighborhood so we could all live like rats in an urban crowding experiment.
Hehe, good one. I like not having to worry that my neighbors house will become an eyesore or that a porn shop will move in across from my elementary school.
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Old 01-09-2009, 07:11 AM
 
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IMHO, gated communities rely heavily on the quality of the HOA. If the HOA doesn’t fix broken gates quickly, those gates can stay open for weeks at a time. Gates require maintenance, and if the HOA gets cheap, well where’s the security then?
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Old 01-09-2009, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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It would serve some of you right if all of us who live in suburban master planned communities moved into your neighborhood so we could all live like rats in an urban crowding experiment.

I definately don't live like a crowded rat. The planners of my neighborhood gave us more space and bigger lots than most of the MPCs out in the revamped, treeless praries.

I'm always shocked to see how small the lots are for the "custom houses" in some of these MPCs. I always wonder how the developers can justify them. I thought the whole point was to have more house, more land and more privacy for less money. Yet from what I see there is a lot of "crowding," then miles of open, undeveloped space just around the corner. I went to The Woodlands a few weeks ago to visit and old neighbor who had just bought a "custom" for over 800,000. He claimed it was a "screaming deal." The house was on an 11,000 sf lot and the garage was on the front of the house again,the secondary bedrooms were postage stamps, not to mention he pays almost a full percentage point more in taxes. I was stumped.

Maybe people rather have "the house" and be crammed in together in the new century.
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Old 01-09-2009, 08:31 AM
 
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IMHO, gated communities rely heavily on the quality of the HOA. If the HOA doesn’t fix broken gates quickly, those gates can stay open for weeks at a time. Gates require maintenance, and if the HOA gets cheap, well where’s the security then?
Most MPC are not entirely gated but may have some gated sections within it.
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Old 01-09-2009, 08:39 AM
 
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That description sounds very frightening. It's like a breeding ground for robots.
I am robot how did you know!!!

Seriously though...Everyone has their own preference and many people enjoy the suburbs. I live in a townhome in central Houston now and I love it, but there is no chance I will have kids living here. Talk about cramped...my hubby and I can barely fit ourselves and our stuff in it!

I plan to move to an MPC because I think they are perfect for families and have alot of great things to offer adults and kids.
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