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Old 01-08-2021, 12:37 PM   #1051 (permalink)
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Old 01-08-2021, 12:42 PM   #1052 (permalink)
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If you're talking about the Prius I pretty much always pop the hatch up and then back up. You can see everything when you do that. So much better rear visibility than a pickup.
I've done that in the Prius before. I could probably do that with the Mazda now, but I'd rather just get good at looking at the screen.
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Is that a lane or a driveway?
110ft driveway as the second entrance on the back. The main drive way is up front. It was honestly what caught my eye on the house. lol
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I always wonder why people would build a house right on the street when they have so much property, but then it is the cheaper option. Less driveway to build, less distance to run utilities, etc.

Build a bigger house on the street, or build a smaller one further away from it?
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I always wonder why people would build a house right on the street when they have so much property, but then it is the cheaper option. Less driveway to build, less distance to run utilities, etc.

Build a bigger house on the street, or build a smaller one further away from it?
I used to live in a house right on the street right beside my neighbors with about 6ft between us on each side. What a sucky way to build a house. The back yard and sides of the house were useless since we were all on top of each other (for me since I need to park stuff) and the back yard was larger but you couldn't get anything back there.

I originally thought about building a house but way over my head and abilities right now, but yes if I did it I would aim for a rectangular or square lot, push the house to one side, and have a ton of usable space. Coincidentally thats how these people did. The house is pushed to the right near the neighbor about 5ft off their fence with a lot of half an acre for use for other activities.
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Our current house is only 35ft from the street, but it's a dead-end 25 MPH street. Neighbors are fairly close on either end too, making for no view there. The back of the house has a spectacular view being up the steep hill, above the neighbors who would otherwise be blocking it.

My wife wanted the place, and I was willing since it has a 3 car garage.

My question is, does the nearby park have enough space to take off and land in a powered paraglider? Would make the 7 mile trip to my parents more interesting.

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Our current house is only 35ft from the street, but it's a dead-end 25 MPH street. Neighbors are fairly close on either end too, making for no view there. The back of the house has a spectacular view being up the steep hill, above the neighbors who would otherwise be blocking it.

My wife wanted the place, and I was willing since it has a 3 car garage.
I definitely understand that!
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My question is, does the nearby park have enough space to take off and land in a powered paraglider?
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To the right was an alley. The City bought the house and church parking lot across the alley and turned it into a park. It was pretty entertaining in the summer.
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The back yard and sides of the house were useless since we were all on top of each other (for me since I need to park stuff) and the back yard was larger but you couldn't get anything back there.
No wonder so many houses have either a wide-open carport or a garage with doors on both ends, enabling vehicle access to the backyard.

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