Living Near The Fast Lane

Most suburban home-buyers seek quiet secluded lots away from major roads. So why are some families buying homes near major streets?

Why are some families in this Detroit suburb buying homes near major streets?"The answer is culture, the buyers say...Western thinking has the wealthy building their mansions in secluded, heavily wooded and often gated lots.But in their native lands, living on a main street is desirable and a sign of social prominence."

Thanks to Nandita Godbole

Full Story: Some like houses on busy Telegraph Road

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