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Old 04-12-2013, 04:08 PM
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Every time I drive around Fairfax County with people who visit me from out of the area they always talk about the number of Townhomes. They can't understand why there are so many townhomes in Fairfax in places that are not in a urban area. In their hometowns there are a few townhomes but they are in urban areas near downtown. In Fairfax they cut down a forest in a previously rural area far from shopping and highways and build a thousand townhomes.

I wonder what percent of people in Fairfax County live in Town Homes vs. detached single family homes. Where can I find this information.

Have you ever seen a place with so many Town Homes?
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:19 PM
Location: Ormond Beach, FL
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Try the county website, they have all sorts of maps and all sorts of statistics. I believe they have the number of townhouses and single family homes by planning district - which are different from the magisterial districts.
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:28 PM
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Detached SFHs are expensive here, to say the least. THs - and condos for that matter - allow more people to acquire the interior benefits of real estate. Of course, there are some households for whom having ample exterior land is a higher priority than convenience to work; those families often make the choice to move to Prince William, Stafford and Spotsylvania Counties where I would surmise there is a higher % of SFHs relative to THs and condos.
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