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Old 06-07-2013, 12:21 PM
 
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One of my neighbors actually called the police to complain of kids playing in the cul de sac! Ha! The police thought it was nuts!
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Old 06-07-2013, 12:48 PM
 
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I've only been in a couple of houses there, and in those two they had nice big back yards, but absolutely zero privacy side to side. Is that typical or just happened to be an issue with the two houses I visited?

I'm sure it is a great place to live, it is just not at all what I expected given what I had heard.
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Old 06-07-2013, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Containment Area, NC
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I've only been in a couple of houses there, and in those two they had nice big back yards, but absolutely zero privacy side to side. Is that typical or just happened to be an issue with the two houses I visited?

I'm sure it is a great place to live, it is just not at all what I expected given what I had heard.
I think it varies. The lots in the estates section have more privacy all around compared to the manors section.

Again, generally speaking.
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Old 06-07-2013, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Containment Area, NC
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One of my neighbors actually called the police to complain of kids playing in the cul de sac! Ha! The police thought it was nuts!
I would never do that unless the kids refused to unblock my driveway area, were blocking my mailbox all the time and the parents could not reign them in, etc.

Or, obvious things like destruction of my actual property.
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:29 PM
 
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Just curious, if you didn't like copperleaf, where did you end up?
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Old 06-09-2013, 06:50 AM
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We have drainage ditches and no sidewalks and any inference about the quality/type of peope who live in the neighborhood is rather shallow at best and self reflecting. Took a while to get use to and if having a home built make sure you know what the slope is going to be as mowing and maintenance can be a challenge. In fact we have a ton of people out and walking in the street constantly as in constantly. It is a very safe neighborhood with no crime as it is limited in entrance and exit. As one poster noted sidewalks are impervious and can contribute to water pollution. Any of you from Maryland and Virginia know that the Chesapeke bay has some serious pollution problems and Maryland has initiated a hard surface tax and Virginia has so far resisted doing so. Yes a hard surface tax where hard surfaces on your property are taxed and that includes your roof, driveway etc.

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Old 06-09-2013, 07:33 AM
 
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I can't even picture what these things look like. Will have to hoof it over there next time I visit my parents.
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Old 06-09-2013, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Containment Area, NC
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We have drainage ditches and no sidewalks and any inference about the quality/type of peope who live in the neighborhood is rather shallow at best and self reflecting. Took a while to get use to and if having a home built make sure you know what the slope is going to be as mowing and maintenance can be a challenge. In fact we have a ton of people out and walking in the street constantly as in constantly. It is a very safe neighborhood with no crime as it is limited in entrance and exit. As one poster noted sidewalks are impervious and can contribute to water pollution. Any of you from Maryland and Virginia know that the Chesapeke bay has some serious pollution problems and Maryland has initiated a hard surface tax and Virginia has so far resisted doing so. Yes a hard surface tax where hard surfaces on your property are taxed and that includes your roof, driveway etc.

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I haven't seen anyone imply that there's anything wrong with the people who live in such neighborhoods.

All I see is discussion about preferences for types of streets, sidewalks, etc.

I think Copperleaf is a lovely neighborhood, for the large part. I just prefer neighborhoods with sidewalks. I don't like the Woodlands, but that has more to do with my general dislike of Toll Brothers.
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Old 06-09-2013, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Containment Area, NC
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Just curious, if you didn't like copperleaf, where did you end up?
We bought a resale in a smaller custom neighborhood. Homes vary in size from about 3000-5500 sq ft. Lots from around 1/4 to 1/2 acre. We liked the location better.

Oh. And the sidewalks.
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Old 06-09-2013, 10:24 AM
 
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Thanks for the info, I really was curious.
I honestly did not mean to come across as judgemental (??) or anything! The ditches and deep but narrow lots I saw just left me scratching my head given the price point, and I was trying to understand the layout better. It's too bad the builder did not set some land aside for a water feature/pond to address the drainage issues if that was the primary reason. I have to say though, the houses there are just beautiful! Brand new houses by great customer builders are hard to find.

We also elected to stick with an older custom house closer into town and near schools/conveniences. Much smaller homes than Copperleaf, and some in need of updating, but walkable and mature landscaping that provide a lot of privacy in the yards. Copperleaf would have been at the very high end of our budget, and I am very pleased to be somewhere at a much lower price point that we like much better. Different strokes for different folks!
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