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Old May 30th, 2005, 03:44 PM   #1
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Which types of houses do your countries' midlle class live

any pics,please
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Old May 30th, 2005, 04:14 PM   #2
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Old May 30th, 2005, 05:24 PM   #3
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Old May 30th, 2005, 05:56 PM   #4
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Hong Kong - these are your normal privately-developed condo complexes.



They usually have recreation facilities such as swimming pools, gyms, cafes, etc. Many of them are built on top of malls, which makes things even more convenient. The best Hong Kong housing innovation IMO is the apartment complexes on top of a mall on top of an MTR station (of course, the MTR Corp. would be one of the developers of these).

On the lower end, government housing projects are also 40-50 storey blocks but much less sophisticated in appearance. Facilities are more basic.

On the higher end, luxury developments have more interesting architecture and improved facilities. The most valued (i.e. expensive) luxury, however, is the view outside the window.
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Old May 30th, 2005, 07:47 PM   #5
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In Toronto Canada ( Suburbs) you can find these




the prices however in the GTA have gone up alot. My family bought a 2000 sqft house for $237000 and we sold it for 330000. About 10 years ago you could of gotten a 3000 sqft house for $237000. Houses in other parts of canada such as ottawa, parts of northern ontario are much cheaper.
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Old May 30th, 2005, 08:10 PM   #6
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^ I hate those homes with the garages that stick out like that, they seem to be improving that problem though.
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Old May 30th, 2005, 08:41 PM   #7
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In Finland, mostly middle-sized single apartment or row-houses like these:








but also apartment buildings like this renovated commieblock 1km from where I live:


In these suburbs it's often impossible to tell which are middle-class apartment houses, as the social structure is very mixed. There are often some cheap rental apartment buildings in an areas othervice dominated by middle-class ownership apartments, just to avoid other areas to develop into nasty poor-only ditricts.
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Old May 30th, 2005, 09:34 PM   #8
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In spain ,today,the new promotions for the middle class are apartments with swimming pool, parks, tennis... in the center of the urbanization or semi-detached houses

Promotions in Madrid



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Old May 30th, 2005, 09:57 PM   #9
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Old May 30th, 2005, 10:46 PM   #10
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Britain



... ssshhh dont be silly, thats Scotland this is proper Britain - few areas od the country, because all places have different types of housing

London (still fairly expensive, but for the city its definately thier middle class.







West Midlands







Scotland







South West







Central





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Old May 30th, 2005, 10:53 PM   #11
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Off of Desperate Housewives:



Some of the characters on that show more represent the upper-middle class...but this home looks very middle class'ish.

Eva Longoria..... *drool*
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Old May 30th, 2005, 11:04 PM   #12
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A few types of Chicago single family homes (usually foud on the far south and southwest side, though I'v also seen them on the far north west side), including the Chicago bungalow....




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Old May 30th, 2005, 11:21 PM   #13
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Norwegian one:


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Old May 31st, 2005, 04:07 AM   #14
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I would guess that the typical middle class houses look like this:
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Old May 31st, 2005, 04:16 AM   #15
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A little of middle class in my city.. pictures of mine, showing mainly my neighboorhood.. middle class here, and in Brazil, lives in houses, buildings or closed condos..



















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Old May 31st, 2005, 08:16 AM   #16
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Hey Birminghamculture you forgot the middle class homes of South East England (proud to boast probably the highest concentration of middle class in Europe ! I would shoe some pics of typical houses but dont know how to host them etc etc.
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Old May 31st, 2005, 08:16 AM   #17
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Hey Birminghamculture you forgot the middle class homes of South East England (proud to boast probably the highest concentration of middle class in Europe ! I would show some pics of typical houses but dont know how to host them etc etc.
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Old May 31st, 2005, 09:12 AM   #18
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Funny

This is more like it:

Norway outside Oslo: almost 100% of the population is middle class, and live mostly in single attatched houses or rowhouses, like these.






Oslo: More rich people and more poor people, but still a big middle class in international context. Most live in apartments like these.
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Old May 31st, 2005, 10:00 AM   #19
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Newer areas (alot of families):




and some older houses...



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Old May 31st, 2005, 08:14 PM   #20
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Typical St. John's suburbs:







Typical rural Newfoundland:





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