Thanks to the many American TV shows that we are engrossed in, many of us fell in love with the American Suburbia.
The closest suburbia example will be the fictional Wisteria Lane on the famous series ‘Desperate Housewives’.
Suburb may be the residential areas of a city, or separate residential communities within commuting distance of a city. In America, suburbs have a prevalence of usually detached single-family homes that would make many Malaysians green with envy.
Malaysians would have to earn a minimum monthly income of RM20,000 to own such spacious homes with the current rising property prices in Malaysia.
Compared to rural areas, suburbs in America usually have greater population density, higher standards of living, more complex road systems, more franchised stores and restaurants, and less farmland and wildlife.
In fact, suburbs are usually filled with working class or middle-class group.
Such houses can be priced from USD 180,000 to USD 400,000 in Virginia, depending where you are. Property cost rises as the school district grading rises. Which parents do not like to live near a good school?
For the amount of dollars you pay, you will find 3 to 4 bedrooms and 2 to 3 full bathrooms, plus a front and backyard which would be the children’s playground.
Some garages can fit 2 cars and you can turn the garage into a mini workshop.
And of course you will pay higher for property if the town is famous for tourist attractions.
And this house which cost USD 379,000 is my favourite among all.
Mike and I are determined to work hard so that one day, we will be able to live the American Suburbia dream.