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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:00 AM

The Street Where You Live

Do you live on a busy street?


22 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Unlimited
Right on the Interstate
1 (5%)
A major thoroughfare
2 (9%)
An urban boulevard
2 (9%)
A busy street, day and night
2 (9%)
Quiet street with daytime traffic
7 (32%)
Quiet street, day and night
6 (27%)
Two lane blacktop
1 (5%)
On the edge of town
0 (0%)
A dirt road
0 (0%)
Hidden out of sight
1 (5%)
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Reply The Street Where You Live (Original post)
SoDesuKa Aug 2012 OP
tjwmason Aug 2012 #1
liberal N proud Aug 2012 #2
pipi_k Aug 2012 #6
loli phabay Aug 2012 #21
HopeHoops Aug 2012 #3
bigwillq Aug 2012 #4
Denninmi Aug 2012 #5
Phentex Aug 2012 #7
HappyMe Aug 2012 #8
GoCubsGo Aug 2012 #9
twizzler Aug 2012 #10
irisblue Aug 2012 #11
geardaddy Aug 2012 #12
hifiguy Aug 2012 #13
dimbear Aug 2012 #14
aint_no_life_nowhere Aug 2012 #15
Graybeard Aug 2012 #16
Tuesday Afternoon Aug 2012 #17
whistler162 Aug 2012 #18
Arugula Latte Aug 2012 #19
bluedigger Aug 2012 #20
Broken_Hero Aug 2012 #22

Response to SoDesuKa (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:11 AM

1. Small village

About 200 residents. No street lights or anything like that, a little bit of through traffic but the village is just off a larger road so not much.

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Response to SoDesuKa (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:19 AM

2. When we purchased our home 12 years ago, it was a semi-rural street.

Our house was the only one on the street for 2 miles. We were surrounded by woods and 80 acres of vineyards across the street.

The vineyards were the first to go, replaced by Mc-Mansions - $500 homes, I wouldn't want to be caught dead in after watching them build them.

The woods around our house were clear-cut and in their place Estate Homes. This is the same for the 2 miles of road where our house is located. An exclusive/executive country club was built at the far end of the 2 miles.

Now traffic is non-stop. Mostly high end cars and SUV's up and down the road day and night. They are building a new interchange off the interstate that will flood us with more traffic.

The estate homes drive the value of my home up, but the traffic will drag it right back down.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:51 AM

6. I would be pissed off

seriously.

We moved out here 16 years ago because of the quiet and trees and isolation.

In all that time only one home has been built on my road, about 1000 feet down the hill. Before that, the closest neighbor was almost 1/2 mile away.

The biggest deterrent to building here is the terrain. Very deep bedrock in some places. Deep ravines with streams at the bottom. Clay soil with lots of underground water (springs). Anyone building a home where I live needs to have a well and a septic tank.

Plus it's at least a 40 mile round trip to do a decent grocery shopping. You have to be a certain type of person to live out this way.

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Response to pipi_k (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 08:43 PM

21. pretty much describes my house, are you living in my basement or my shed or my head.

 

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Response to SoDesuKa (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:29 AM

3. We're on a loop (not a culdesac or however you spell that) so it's pretty minimal and mostly local.

 

The only exception to that is when there's an event at the park (just down the street) or yard sale weekends. Then there are a LOT of unusual cars passing by. I just sit in the yard and yell, "SLOW DOWN! And STAY OFF MY LAWN!"

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Response to SoDesuKa (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:31 AM

4. A pretty quiet cul-de-sac (nt)

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Response to SoDesuKa (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:43 AM

5. I live on a corner. Which poll option do I choose???



I live on the corner of a secondary but busy road (in other words, not a road with commercial property, but residential, and a connector to primary roads with commercial frontage), and a subdivision side street that feeds into a lot of residential streets. So, it's pretty busy except for the wee hours of the morning. I can usually tell roughly the hour if I wake up at night just by the traffic, if it's very quiet, it's probably between 3:00 and 5:00 am. Traffic starts up a steady stream at 5:00 am for the morning commute.


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Response to SoDesuKa (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:55 AM

7. People in my neighborhood aren't familiar with my street!

It drives me crazy sometimes. But it's nice to have a very quiet street. That's not to say it's quiet elsewhere. We can hear lots of noise from nearby streets!

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Response to SoDesuKa (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:07 AM

8. I live on a cul de sac.

The only traffic comes from people that live in the apartments and visitors.

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Response to SoDesuKa (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:12 AM

9. Other

Quite day and night, except for when the jackass in the red Mustang with the blaring stereo drives down it.

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Response to SoDesuKa (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:44 AM

10. Moved here about 17 years ago

 

nice rural little town, only 1 other house on my street, now there are 2 more but still pretty quiet, hardly any traffic.

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Response to SoDesuKa (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:51 AM

11. been here just over 10 years

I'm lucky. the new kids across the way are learning how to roller skate in the street not in my driveway this year, Mrs Otani and I twirled the rope for an hour i swear till the kids picked up how to do it and not knock themselves down during double dutch. The teen age boys who made the ramp have moved on to the skateboard park, and the plastic basketball hoop is now a metal one, but it's 15 houses away, under a street lamp. Lady Madonna, the ancient old english sheep dog still finds the wherewithal to bark & run the fence like she's gonna come over that fence & mug me for the dog cookies . Princess defends us back every time ( I suspect that when both dogs go inside after that ferocious display, glucosamine & aspirin are given in a glob of peanut butter). h The kids are great here the road and sidewalks are in good repair, waterlines are coming up on 50 yrs old, so there have been a few specular surprises on winter mornings that have been fixed pretty quick, we got shady big trees, 90% of the homes are in fair to good shape and the asshole neighbors are at the other end of the block. If anyone is looking for a nice blue collar neighborhood, one block to the bus, 2 blocks to an hispanic/somali grocery store, PM me. there is a nice little ranch coming up on the market late summer.(not mine) And many of the neighbors Democrats.

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Response to SoDesuKa (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:18 AM

12. Other

One way street in an urban residential area. Packed with parked cars. Not too busy during the day, but weekends and evenings are busy.

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Response to SoDesuKa (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:32 AM

13. Intersection of two quiet streets in a family neighborhood

in near-north Minneapolis. Main through streets are a couple of blocks a way in any direction. Quiet as can be unless the church kitty-corner from my duplex has an event going or a local resident's boom-car happens to be driving by and that only happens a couple of times a week.

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Response to SoDesuKa (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 04:14 AM

14. It's blacktop, but not wide enough for two cars to pass. We pull into driveways. n/t

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Response to SoDesuKa (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 04:50 AM

15. It should be a quiet suburban street - but it isn't

It's in a small suburban development designed to reduce through-traffic so that only the people who live in the few dozen houses are the ones driving. But all day long the people who make up the few dozen families living here are driving back-and-forth non-stop. I have no idea why they are constantly driving somewhere in their vehicles, most of which are the size of tanks. Every day I go to the front yard to water two newly planted trees giving them each one gallon from a jug. It takes two or three minutes. Each time at whatever random time I go out, I ask myself if today a car won't go by in those two minutes. Every single time there is car after car going by in the middle of the day in this small neighborhood. On most days, I can't even back my car out of the driveway without having to wait for a couple of cars to go by first.

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Response to SoDesuKa (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 02:57 PM

16. On what we call a crescent.

My street is crescent shaped. It is not a through street because it goes nowhere. You enter on the avenue and it makes a wide curved half-circle right back to that same avenue a couple of blocks down. As a result we get almost no traffic at all.

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Response to SoDesuKa (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 04:59 PM

18. Dang nice song... why?

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Response to SoDesuKa (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 05:02 PM

19. A shady cul de sac in the city limits. Love it.

The neighbors' houses are not "right on top of each other" like you get with some cul de sacs.

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Response to SoDesuKa (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 06:22 PM

20. Side street in a small town.

I was just playing fetch with the dog out in the unfenced front yard.

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Response to SoDesuKa (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 12:44 AM

22. Dirt road, nt

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