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America's Housing Patterns from Above

Buffalo, New York
Aerial from Google Maps.
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Suburban-urban grid. As cities grew in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, they tended to follow the grid that Thomas Jefferson laid down in the 18th century. This view of Buffalo, New York, illustrates the adherence to the grid as well as relatively small lots and houses compared to what we see today. Many areas like this were suburban but have since become incorporated into many cities. Their density (number of housing units or residents per acre) is much higher than that of subsequent suburbs. Another major difference occurs in the presence of alleys, which disappeared after the post–World War II boom; nevertheless, we'll see some recent developments later that attempt to bring back alleys for garages and services.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

V. Scott Holmgren added this to vern_holmgren's ideas
May 18, 2013
Suburban - Urban grid
lorrieena added this to Outdoors
January 29, 2013
This is the kind of neighborhood layout I tend to like. Also, the houses aren't as big and I prefer smaller spaces. This, or having a couple of acres and a small house =)
Yolanda Bichara added this to yoladaisabel's ideas
January 28, 2013
patterns de desarrollos urbanos
Crown Homes Limited added this to senyonga's ideas
January 28, 2013
Suburban-urban grid
creative Design Group added this to sharonmoore's ideas
January 27, 2013
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