What kind of burb is this?

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Submitted by mydogsarelazy on March 27, 2007 - 7:31am

The other night I went to the new Improv Comedy Club in Temecula at Pechanga Casino. On the way to Pechanga I passed Wolf Creek, a new development of huge homes and asked myself "what kind of burb is this?"

Do you have a name for an area of homes where a casino is across the street, both parents commute to jobs far away, and the kids stay up late on Myspace and playing Xbox?

JS

Submitted by mydogsarelazy on March 27, 2007 - 9:31am.

Ah yes, Wikipedia has quite a bit about this...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exburb

JS

Submitted by Cow_tipping on March 27, 2007 - 11:20am.

Piece of Crap.
How about over priced piece of crap.
Or, how about Over priced piece of crap far far away from job centers and no redemming qualities what so ever.
Or try this ... worthless.
Cool.
Cow_tipping.

Submitted by Cow_tipping on March 27, 2007 - 1:59pm.

Its a phenomenon where builders build on the cheapest, shittiest and lousiest land they can buy and they put in the mandatory brick here and dramatic entryway and what not and charge an arm and a leg. mean while you're commuting to work 100 miles on a 1 lane roads with the 10,000 other Idiots thinking man we are so cool, we are homeowners. There is such peace and quiet in our neighborhood, right after all the construction equipment and what ever leaves ... like that will ever happen ... 20 years. On a related note, anyone need a front end loader ... if you know how to hot wire one, and where the diesel goes, its yours ... atleast till you knock over the overhead power lines and shut off a whole section of the country ... then you hide in the darkness.
Its happening in Charlotte NC as well, and the further away it is, the more useless crap is there in it and more it costs. I mean square footage has a function. You can atleast use it, or have it when family wants to visit and stay for months ... like injun families do ... after spending 1500 per head on tickets, stay for 6 months is what I say so we are sick of you ... and you can do it again next year ... :)).
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Cow_tipping.

Submitted by temeculaguy on March 27, 2007 - 2:03pm.

It may be too soon to tell how Wolf Creek will fare, but the community of about 10,000 people a few hundred yards behind it is called Redhawk (built in the early 1990's). Despite it's proximity to the casino it has remained one of the best areas to live in that valley. I lived in Redhwak for eight years and the interesting thing was that only one woman on my street had a job. Most of the families lived there in order afford to have a stay at home mom, a luxury they couldn't afford in San Diego. A few of them had taken their equity from nicer parts of S.D. or O.C. and paid cash for their house. What is more suprising is that the high school within walking distance to the casino has the highest test scores in all of Riverside/San Bernadino counties, only rivaled in S.D. by the likes of Poway and San Diegueto districts. It may not make a lot of sense but the casino did not cause the societal decay I was expecting.

Wolf Creek was started during the bubble years and the prices were double or triple compared to when Redhawk was built so the residents may not be able to afford to have one parent stay home. That is a dynamic affecting most areas of California, so only time will tell what the affect will be.

Submitted by cashman on March 27, 2007 - 7:32pm.

What a misnomer. I've been by "Wolf Creek", and I can assure you there are no wolves or a creek anywhere in sight. Across the street at the casino is a different story. They have a beautiful rock waterfall with small creek, and the wolves are inside dressed up as blackjack dealers!

Submitted by 4plexowner on November 1, 2007 - 4:55am.

Last time I drove to Colorado I noticed a brand new housing development 'out in the middle of nowhere' (long commute to Reno maybe?) - there was also a brand new business park (small) sitting right in front of the housing development

My cynical mind decided that the builder built the business park to give the illusion that there were actually jobs anywhere close to these houses

My evil twin admired the beauty of this scam

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