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Old 02-06-2013, 12:10 PM
 
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When I travel to the Midwest from where I live in Northern VA, and return to my home state of Minnesota one of the first thing I notice is there is less townhouses, condos and apartments, as a percentage of total developed residential land, than back east. Even in the Twin Cities (3 Million people) More land in many Midwestern Cities is devoted to single family homes, most on 1/4 to 1/2 acre. I have a bias towards living in a single family detached home and think an area is more attractive if it is developed mostly with this type of housing. (Though I can understand the need and appeal of condos, apartments and townhouses, but just don't like them).

If I live in a neighborhood of single family detached homes, and they want to cut down Johnsons Woods for a new development, I would not be happy, but if they must develop the site, I, and most of my neighbors living in single family homes with a yard and trees, would prefer Johnsons Woods would be developed as single family detached homes.

So with this in mind, what relatively large metro area has the highest percentage of developed land in single family detached homes?
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:39 PM
 
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Detached homes dominate the major metros in the South.

You will find an even higher percentage in the southern metros than in the Midwest.
The major southwest metros (Phoenix, Albuquerque) are the same
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:40 PM
 
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Obviously, the Sunbelt metros will have the highest percentage of single-family homes. As to which has more, I have no idea. I would guess Atlanta, though
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:11 PM
 
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Obviously, the Sunbelt metros will have the highest percentage of single-family homes. As to which has more, I have no idea. I would guess Atlanta, though
Atl has a crapload of condos and townhomes too.
I was thinking more of DFW in terms of percentages I think metros life DfW have more single family homes than ATL
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:30 PM
 
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Atl has a crapload of condos and townhomes too.
I was thinking more of DFW in terms of percentages I think metros life DfW have more single family homes than ATL
I know it does. I'm not sure if it's more than DFW, though.
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:38 PM
 
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Houston's not in contention here?
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:45 PM
 
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I'll throw Phoenix's hat into the ring on this one.
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:58 PM
 
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Houston's not in contention here?
Looking at building data, permits etc, I think DFW had a higher percentage of single family homes.
for done reason Houston had been pumping out apartment complexes in the last few years.

I think the Montrose areas alone had 26 complexes approved last year.

Houston has seas of single family buildings with burbs stretching for Miles in every direction, but don't think it can compete percentwise
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:11 PM
 
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The number of single family detached houses does exist in the Census at a metropolitan area, but it's not simple to easily get at. On a statewide level, each with more than 72% of housing units in single family detached homes the top 5 (not in order, closely bunched together) are Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Nevada, and Oklahoma. It would seem same to infer that the major metro areas in those states would have high levels of single family detached houses. Those metros would be Indianapolis, Las Vegas, and Oklahoma City.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:24 AM
 
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Houston's not in contention here?
Of course it is, but I don't think it's more than DFW and Atlanta.
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