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Old 11-04-2013, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Monmouth County, NJ & Staten Island, NY
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I have to see this....

It's like they made a TV show out of the Urban Planning forum hahahahaha

The New Reality Show Urban Suburban Makes Homeowners Choose Sides
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Thunder Bay, ON
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I think it's been around for a couple years though.
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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We should all try to get on the show. At the same time. LOL
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:30 PM
 
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The show is set in the Vancouver area? I prefer urban living, but those Soviet style
high-rise apartment blocks the area is known for is not my cup of tea.

Towers in the Park? Ick.


Vancouver Apartments for Rent Video - 1450 West Georgia St - YouTube

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Old 11-04-2013, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Monmouth County, NJ & Staten Island, NY
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I think it's been around for a couple years though.
I believe so, though they're now brining it to the states.

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We should all try to get on the show. At the same time. LOL
LOL that would be mayhem, an epic debate of meaningless proportions. And the best part is, the whole point of the show is that theres different places for everyone, something many on here haven't a clue about lol.

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The show is set in the Vancouver area? I prefer urban living, but those Soviet style
high-rise apartment blocks the area is known for is not my cup of tea.

Towers in the Park? Ick.


Vancouver Apartments for Rent Video - 1450 West Georgia St - YouTube
I guess so? What's "ick" to you is a wonderful home to someone else, and I say that as someone who doesn't care for the types of buildings in that video. What kind of place would you pick in Vancouver if you were on that show (use Streetview)? Personally for me it'd be a block like this.
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Thunder Bay, ON
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I believe so, though they're now brining it to the states.



LOL that would be mayhem, an epic debate of meaningless proportions. And the best part is, the whole point of the show is that theres different places for everyone, something many on here haven't a clue about lol.



I guess so? What's "ick" to you is a wonderful home to someone else, and I say that as someone who doesn't care for the types of buildings in that video. What kind of place would you pick in Vancouver if you were on that show (use Streetview)? Personally for me it'd be a block like this.
That neighbourhood isn't as expensive as Shaughnessy (the most expensive neighbourhood) but still $1.5mil for a bungalow and up to $3-4 mil for the larger homes.
For homes in the more reasonable $0.8-1.5mil range you could try the SE part of the city. The Commercial Drive/Trout Lake area where they were going to look for the "urban" home has a decent amount of <$1m homes (mostly bungalows) too.
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Old 11-04-2013, 11:07 PM
 
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I guess so? What's "ick" to you is a wonderful home to someone else, and I say that as someone who doesn't care for the types of buildings in that video. What kind of place would you pick in Vancouver if you were on that show (use Streetview)? Personally for me it'd be a block like this.
I don't like either of the choices shown in the trailer. Apartment tower versus a big isolated 'cabin in the woods' on Bowen Island. The former reminds me too much of housing projects. Too ghetto for me. And the big houses on the very sparsely populated Bowen Island appear to be very isolated from each other. The latter might be suited for the survivalist loner type who likes living by themself with no one else for miles around, but that's not me. I would go stir crazy. And the hour long commute (30 minute by ferry plus 30 by car) into the city every morning doesn't sound too appealing either, plus another hour to get back. If I had to choose I would probably go with the one in your streetview link.
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Old 11-04-2013, 11:45 PM
 
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Speaking of ghetto neighborhoods, here's a streetview of the infamous 320 Dixon Road in Toronto where our very own mayor Rob Ford was caught on camera smoking crack cocaine and apparently hanging out with known drug dealers and gang members. The Toronto Police announced last week they are in possession of the video, so its not just a sensational rumor anymore. I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

http://goo.gl/maps/lRi77

Note the classic public housing style towers in the park format, in a neighborhood known for its gang and drug activity.
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Old 11-05-2013, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Monmouth County, NJ & Staten Island, NY
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I don't like either of the choices shown in the trailer. Apartment tower versus a big isolated 'cabin in the woods' on Bowen Island. The former reminds me too much of housing projects. Too ghetto for me. And the big houses on the very sparsely populated Bowen Island appear to be very isolated from each other. The latter might be suited for the survivalist loner type who likes living by themself with no one else for miles around, but that's not me. I would go stir crazy. And the hour long commute (30 minute by ferry plus 30 by car) into the city every morning doesn't sound too appealing either, plus another hour to get back. If I had to choose I would probably go with the one in your streetview link.
LOL You mean....a single family house...with big driveways, large backyards, no sidewalks, partial grid neighborhood and surrounded by/down the block from THE GREATEST MIS-ALLOCATION OF LAND EVER BY MANKIND #ObviousHyperbole GOLF COURSES?! What happened to you?

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Speaking of ghetto neighborhoods, here's a streetview of the infamous 320 Dixon Road in Toronto where our very own mayor Rob Ford was caught on camera smoking crack cocaine and apparently hanging out with known drug dealers and gang members. The Toronto Police announced last week they are in possession of the video, so its not just a sensational rumor anymore. I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

http://goo.gl/maps/lRi77

Note the classic public housing style towers in the park format, in a neighborhood known for its gang and drug activity.
I know what these neighborhoods look like, we have them all over NYC and I don't like any of them lol.
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Old 11-05-2013, 12:38 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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We should all try to get on the show. At the same time. LOL
I'm game!
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