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Old 09-15-2010, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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It's all of the above. When I go east and see those open back yards I feel naked and exposed. We Las Vegans like the walls, so newbies will just have to live with it. One negative though is that they make it hard to know your neighbors. Attached garages add to that as people pull in and close the doors so you don't even run into them out front. I guess looking right into someone's back yard makes it harder to ignore you. But then if I lived on the Jersey Shore among Housewives of New Jersey, the Donald Trump types, the Sopranos, and wiseguy wannabes, I'd have a ten foot wall with razor wire around my property.
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Old 09-15-2010, 09:14 PM
 
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Let us not get carried away. The bias against walls in places like upstate NY or the midwest is very strong and not likely to weaken. Often a matter of municipal code.

The third world kind of view is generally associated with certain political views. In general we ought to keep those out of RE discussions. There is a nice section on those views if you wish to play.
Sorry OM - I thought I was responding to the original subject of the post. Didn't mean to ruffle your feathers by throwing in a little opinion or two.
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Old 09-18-2010, 11:03 PM
 
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I would want a guarded & gated community, it is worth the cost, esp. now that we are in the Obama depression.
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Old 09-19-2010, 01:50 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR / Las Vegas, NV
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I would want a guarded & gated community, it is worth the cost, esp. now that we are in the Obama depression.
While Obama may be a good reason, I got my gated and guarded unit because I don't live there full time. Now that I have my seasonal ID, I need to get my permit to carry.
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Old 09-19-2010, 10:34 AM
 
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While Obama may be a good reason, I got my gated and guarded unit because I don't live there full time. Now that I have my seasonal ID, I need to get my permit to carry.
Excellent rationale IMO. While a walled "community" won't keep out all the bad guys , it goes a long way depending on the situation. I think friendly watchful neighbors are the best.
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