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Old 03-05-2015, 12:47 PM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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More Americans Move to Detached Houses | Newgeography.com

Oklahoma City comes out on top. If you're talking about very large metro areas, it looks like Detroit is the winner.
Thanks of the post.

I found it interesting that my city (San Diego) has the same effective percentage of SFH, 50%+/-, as San Francisco and Boston, two cities that would seem to be far more dense and contain a higher ratio of multi-family housing.

Similar to many cities, the newer housing developments here further away from the core and urban amenities often have as small lots as the very close in, first ring suburbs. You can get more house for your money out there, and even more so in the unincorporated areas of the county but you can't survive without your car and often you still are very close to your neighbors.
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Old 03-05-2015, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Thunder Bay, ON
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Not too surprised about Detroit being #1 among big cities. What's left of the city proper now is mostly detached homes and the suburbs never really had much multi-family.
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Old 03-06-2015, 01:48 AM
 
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It's funny to see Philly, Baltimore, and DC dominate in the attached housing category - as you'd expect - but Pittsburgh is below 10%. I never would've guessed that.
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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It's funny to see Philly, Baltimore, and DC dominate in the attached housing category - as you'd expect - but Pittsburgh is below 10%. I never would've guessed that.
The city's a smaller % of metro population than the others, and in the city itself, rowhomes are a minority; it's less consistently rowhome than the others.
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Old 03-06-2015, 11:17 AM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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I found it interesting that my city (San Diego) has the same effective percentage of SFH, 50%+/-, as San Francisco and Boston, two cities that would seem to be far more dense and contain a higher ratio of multi-family housing.
It's by metro. I look at individual Bay Area counties. San Francisco had a very low detached home %: 19%. San Diego County (the San Diego metro is the same as the county) is 51%. The rest of the San Francisco metro is slightly higher than San Diego County: San Mateo County 57%, Alameda County 53%, Contra Costa County 67%. San Francisco is only a small % of the entire metro, so the average ends up being about the same as San Diego. I wasn't surprised at seeing Los Angeles similar to San Francisco, but I was surprised that San Diego, given my image of it as a sleepy, more "suburban" metro, but apparently San Diego has a lot of apartment infill. By weighted density, San Diego is the third densest western urban area after Los Angeles and San Francisco.

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Similar to many cities, the newer housing developments here further away from the core and urban amenities often have as small lots as the very close in, first ring suburbs. You can get more house for your money out there, and even more so in the unincorporated areas of the county but you can't survive without your car and often you still are very close to your neighbors.
In the US, that pattern is mostly a western pattern, and especially a Californian one.
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Old 03-06-2015, 01:03 PM
 
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The city's a smaller % of metro population than the others, and in the city itself, rowhomes are a minority; it's less consistently rowhome than the others.
Twins are still attached housing and because it's the metro is the very reason i'd expect more rowhomes - at least double digits - because every little borough and mill town has them.
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Old 03-06-2015, 06:49 PM
 
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Yeah, so apparently, Pittsburgh only gets up to 15% for rows/twins but then Allegheny County (including Pittsburgh) goes down to 9%. In the suburban counties around PGH it's all in the 3-5% range.

In Baltimore you get 51% in the city, 25% in the county, 21% in Howard Co., even Anne Arundel and Harford Cos. keep in the 17-18% range.

Philly is 60% with the suburban counties between 14% and 31%. Only Gloucester Co. comes in under 10 at 7.5%
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