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A New Neighborhood With A Familiar Sense of Place

Whitney Gould reviews a new "traditional" neighborhood in Madison, WI.

"I'm a city girl.... But if I were going to live in a new subdivision, Grandview Commons on the east side of Madison would be my kind of place. The houses are close together, they're bedecked with porches and they hug the street; they come in colors as diverse as russet, blue, rose and dark-green, and in styles ranging from modern bungalows to modified Queen Annes.The lots are small and easy to maintain, with garages in back facing alleys; and there are well-designed public spaces, from pocket parks to a village green studded with mature trees...There are breathtaking views of the state Capitol, which is just a few miles away."

Thanks to Steve Filmanowicz

Full Story: An Old-Neighborhood Feel Is not a Thing of the Past


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