Not A Suburb

Mountain House, CA is 'not a suburb' but a new town built from scratch.
July 23, 2003, 9am PDT | Connie Chung
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Within 20 years, Mountain House, the latest new town, is projected to "swell to 16,000 homes" and expect 44,000 to move there "to escape the high cost of living in the San Francisco Bay Area....Developer Trimark Communities promises that Mountain House, 16 years in the making, eventually will have every amenity, including fiber optic lines for every house and a start-from-scratch downtown to replicate the Main Streets of old. Trimark officials expect Mountain House to formally incorporate as a city within a decade."Centennial, another new town, is being planned for 70,000 people 60 miles north of Los Angeles. "The last new U.S. town was Celebration, Fla., founded in 1996 by Walt Disney Co. It followed a long line of new towns that have matured and are now considered established -- Irvine and Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.; Reston, Va.; Columbia, Md.; and Woodlands, Texas."

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Published on Sunday, July 20, 2003 in The Chicago Tribune
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