I grew up in the suburbs. I have since lived in more urban areas. I love visiting urban areas. I hope to live in an even more urban area where shops are close, you can easily get public transportation and all of the homes don't look alike.
On my last day in Houston for this visit I am still amazed by all of the different neighborhoods.
They look so much a like that when I went for some walk/runs in the mornings, I had to check my route on my phone to make sure I wasn't turning down the wrong street. (This is even more shocking to me because I am a really good navigator and am usually really good at finding my way around even when I don't know the area.)
Every street looks the same. Every house looks very similar.
The houses are cute, I suppose. The interiors are suitable for living despite the great rooms with the high ceilings that I feel are a waste of second floor space. My sister's place is done well and has space for the adults and spaces for the children.
Big Bro, his girlfriend, and I were driving to the grocery store this weekend and noticed that the homes are even landscaped the same. Each one has three trees in the front yard - two on the side where the driveway is and one on the other side. Each also has a tree close to the sidewalk.
Easy to build, I admit that. But, still kind of eerie.
Reminds me of the Malvina Reynolds song from Weeds.
They're all made of ticky tacky and they all look just the same.