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Old 12-18-2019, 07:27 AM
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The 2' high holly bushes that were planted along our back wall and side walls in 2011 are now as high as the wall itself. In fact a couple of years ago I had to buy a black & decker trimmer to keep them as low as the walls. It is really a great hedge and the birds, Cardinals, Finches, Mockingbirds and Brown Thrashers live in the hedge. I don't see the wall at all. We have about 20' from our lanai to the wall, plenty of room for a table & chairs, a grill and reclining chairs. It's like having your own secluded world, I wouldn't trade it for a designer home. I would of maybe have gotten a corner lot like my neighbor and had a birdcage and a pool.
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I see limiting natural breeze with a wall so tall and so close.
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The inmates at Coleman get more space than that!
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Usually when a wall is put up like this, there must be something unsightly on the other side. The first thing I would do if I was interested in this property is to see what is on the other side? Could it be a small noisy business? A run down trailer park? You get my drift.
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We made the mistake of buying a courtyard villa with a view like this. Liked no maintenance but found quickly that the wall is so close that there is NO breeze. Nothing but dead air.
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I noticed you’ve posted pics of a couple homes, asking what we thought. Are you considering a move down here?
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It's already been said that the new homes have smaller yards. Our CYV was built in 2011 off St. Charles in the vicinity of Sterling Hgts Rec. As I mentioned earlier, you cannot see the wall and I have an electric trimmer to keep the hedge down. All the shrubs you see are the original put in during construction when the home was new. I didn't add anything other then the bird bath and furniture. Most of my neighbors have much larger lots, even enough to install a pool. We're the basic 2 BR 2 BA Durham on an inside lot. All of the 80 villas in my community have either another villa on the other side of the wall or a designer home.

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Usually when a wall is put up like this, there must be something unsightly on the other side. The first thing I would do if I was interested in this property is to see what is on the other side? Could it be a small noisy business? A run down trailer park? You get my drift.
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Yes. In general, lots That I have seen south of 44 seem to be much smaller. Will not be moving there.
There are plenty of large lots south of 44 there are also plenty of buyers that don't want large lots. There is something for everyone.
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It's already been said that the new homes have smaller yards. Our CYV was built in 2011 off St. Charles in the vicinity of Sterling Hgts Rec. As I mentioned earlier, you cannot see the wall and I have an electric trimmer to keep the hedge down. All the shrubs you see are the original put in during construction when the home was new. I didn't add anything other then the bird bath and furniture. Most of my neighbors have much larger lots, even enough to install a pool. We're the basic 2 BR 2 BA Durham on an inside lot. All of the 80 villas in my community have either another villa on the other side of the wall or a designer home.

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Same size yard as mine except I don't have the shrubs. Same exact patio set as well. It's a nice size, not to big and not to small.
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Old 12-18-2019, 04:42 PM
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Usually when a wall is put up like this, there must be something unsightly on the other side. The first thing I would do if I was interested in this property is to see what is on the other side? Could it be a small noisy business? A run down trailer park? You get my drift.
On the other side of the wall in my yard is a beautiful designer home.
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Old 12-18-2019, 10:39 PM
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Buy a preowned villa, they had nice sized yards even 5 years ago and most have little or no grass to mow. I would not buy something with so little space. I'd get claustrophobic.
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