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Old 11-20-2007, 05:24 PM
 
Location: East Central
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Can I get a couple of opinions on what your honest thought on flag lots, you know, the pros and cons on this subject.
I have an opportunity to purchase 3.2 acres w/ house.
what do you think.
Thanks Ed
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Old 11-20-2007, 05:29 PM
 
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Normally, I would stay clear of flag lots. No pros, IMO - You're surrounded! But sounds like the property you're looking at has a large buffer. Will you be able to fence?
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Old 11-20-2007, 05:38 PM
 
Location: East Central
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Thank you for posting your opinion, ssg II.
It is fenced and is rural w/ horse pasture also.
Ed
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Old 11-23-2007, 12:32 AM
 
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I don't know that I would purchase a true flag lot in an urban setting - that means sharing a common driveway, no street presence, etc. However, we built on a modified flag lot - meaning, we have a LONG driveway (about 80'), but the house is not directly facing the street. The upside is that we have 150' of conservation behind the house and almost 200 acres of natural forest on one side. Giving up a little street presence for all the green was a good trade-off.
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Old 11-23-2007, 12:33 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Sorry if this is a stupid question but what is a flag lot. I have never heard of this.
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Old 11-23-2007, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Lake Mary
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hi, normally i'd tend to stay away from a flag lot (if it's in a residential neighborhood). however you'll have 3.2 acres and a house! What county/city is the house in? and congratulations for buying a home!
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Old 11-23-2007, 08:51 AM
 
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Sorry if this is a stupid question but what is a flag lot. I have never heard of this.
It is a lot that sits behind the lots that have direct street access. A common driveway goes past the front houses to the lot(s) behind them.

It is a way to subdivide land further when the access to the main street is not available.
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Old 05-09-2011, 08:59 AM
 
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Default Love our flag lot!

We moved into a home with a flag lot in March of 2010 and we love it. Our dreiveway is private and we do not share it. It feels regal, a long driveway and lots of trees. My daughter loves the driveway because it's like our own private street! She can ride her bike and even roller skate safely with no threat of oncoming cars. Our house is quiet and the neighbors are friendly! Don't knock it till ya try it!
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Old 05-09-2011, 09:06 AM
 
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I would buy a flag lot in a rural setting, but not in an urban one.
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