Do you live in a development?
Photo courtesy of Sam Bebe/Ecotrust
Work has me in northern Virginia this week. After spending two days in the suburbs just outside Washington, DC, I've moved west to the more distant suburbs.
Despite living in new construction myself, I can't help but look at the massive developments here and wonder what life is like for those who live in these planned neighborhoods. People must identify themselves by the name of their complex (they all use words like "thrace" or "glen" in their European sounding names) and having a GPS is critical since Stoney Village Boulevard will intersect Stoney Village Place and Stoney Village Parkway, probably at a traffic circle, at some point.
My complex in Charlottesville only consists of a dozen or so buildings on one street. There are three or four different building styles, so there are never two buildings with the same facade next to each other. I realize that this is why I found the complex a little more comfortable than others.
Do you live in a complex? Does your home look like others on your street? What have you done to distinguish your house from the others? What is life like in these larger housing developments?