Where I live most people live in a city. If you live in the unincorporated county you pay significantly less property taxes but there are far less services available. 99% of all new development is inside a city because of the water and sewer service so outside development is not a problem.
In areas of the country where much of the populated land is unincorporated (such as Las Vegas or Los Angeles) are the property taxes a lot lower than in the cities? Do unincorporated areas in these areas have water and sewer systems or are they all on septic systems and wells? Coming from a background of "only-in-cities" development I find this very interesting and unusual.