I've noticed in my area that there seems to be a ton of exurban development in the past couple years. When I say this, I mean the big massive half-million dollar semi-custom homes on larger, rural lots. I think this is a result of the upper middle class getting somewhat larger in this country and/or the inflated home prices. But what's pecuilarly odd is that many of these exurban developments are quite large (in amount of homes), and that the new ones are actually being annexed into the nearby villages rather than remaining rural. It's quite a change from the dense quarter-acre single-family homes and townhomes.
It's also funny, too, because many of the people building these homes are people in the area who made a fortune on their basic suburban home due to the real estate market and have made a good salary, and are now movin' on up to a custom home in the country just on the fringes of the same town.
But sometimes it's ridiculous all the damn dump trucks I see driving out on these country roads in the middle of nowhere.
Anybody else noticing this trend??? How is it affecting your area.