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View Poll Results: All fenced in?
I'm free range, no fence for me. 9 40.91%
I have invisible fencing. 1 4.55%
I have decorative fencing, useless for containment, but it looks real nice! 2 9.09%
My front yard is completely fenced in and secure. 6 27.27%
This is a silly poll. 4 18.18%
Voters: 22. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-21-2009, 10:35 AM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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I have been following another thread with some interest and amusement, and one of the statements made got me to wondering about fenced in front yards.
I've lived in the south and the midwest, rural and city, and never have I lived anywhere that fenced in front yards are the norm. So I was wondering if this is a regional thing? Maybe it's more common in upscale areas, or in 'newer' suburban neighborhoods with tract type housing?
So what about your house, your neighborhood, and in what part of the country? Just because I'm curious.
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Old 02-21-2009, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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I live in Maine and I mostly see fences around yards with swimming pools....I think that is the law. In my development.....many of the houses with dogs have the "invisible fence" to keep the dog on the property but other than that they do not have fences.

When I lived in Southern California....it seemed that all houses had fences.....didnt matter how grand or how humble.....there were fences or concrete walls to seperate the tiny postage stamp sized yards. In neighborhoods with Home Owner Associations...the fences and maintanence of the fences is part of the covenant, home owners agree to when they buy the house.
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Old 02-21-2009, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Here (well, not "here" where I live exactly, here where I live out in the country folks have barbed wire and goat fencing, but in the towns and cities), front yards are rarely fenced in. Back yards, often are in subdivisions.
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Old 02-21-2009, 12:34 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Backyard has a fence, but only so the mutt can roam around wherever she pleases. I don't know of any house in this area with a fence in the front yard.
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Old 02-21-2009, 01:04 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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In my town most of the older houses have fencing around the entire property. Some of the re-builds have removed them, some kept them. Where I grew up in PA we were the only oes to have a fence, I was told it was to keep me in. The next house we were in did not, except for the dog pen.
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Old 02-21-2009, 01:08 PM
 
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Originally Posted by DubbleT View Post
I have been following another thread with some interest and amusement, and one of the statements made got me to wondering about fenced in front yards.
I've lived in the south and the midwest, rural and city, and never have I lived anywhere that fenced in front yards are the norm. So I was wondering if this is a regional thing? Maybe it's more common in upscale areas, or in 'newer' suburban neighborhoods with tract type housing?
So what about your house, your neighborhood, and in what part of the country? Just because I'm curious.
Hmmm...wonder what that thread could be?
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Old 02-21-2009, 01:14 PM
 
Location: In a house
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I do know that in CA it is common for yards to be fenced in. Maybe it's a security thing, they do need it there! I lived my whole life there but now live in NC and fences here are only to keep horses or cows in!!
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Old 02-21-2009, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
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I have a six foot cedar fence across most of the front.
It doesn't fence the yard in, but it screens my place from view from the road.
There is no fence on the sides or back and my cats and the deer come and go as they please.
In the morning I usually find three or four deer standing in my driveway waiting for me to bring out some apples.
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Old 02-21-2009, 03:41 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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We have two strand barbed wire around the entire perimeter of our property. The only part that isn't barbed wire is our gate, and it is locked all the time.

20yrsinBranson
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Old 02-21-2009, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Log home in the Appalachians
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Don't have any fence around my place, have woods and forest on one side between me and my neighbor, open fields above me, an old country dirt road below me, hard to put a fence around this place up here in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and the critters just roam in and out of this place....
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