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tract house

A house that is substantially similar to all other houses in a subdivision.

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COUNTRY DIGS: Southern California is mostly known for post-World War II tract houses, but ranches and orchards once filled the land.
The homes, at the northern end of a line of tract houses along Seco Canyon Road, have sat vacant for nearly three years.
But also for the people who are coming up from the (San Fernando) Valley who have this idea that it's just all tract houses up here.
They can't understand why we would rather live in tract houses than tenements, why we prefer to drive our own cars than take the bus, why we want a city government that cares more about addressing the needs of the neighborhoods than solving the problems of the world.
The company will take up residence in what had been the Antelope Valley's largest ``spec building'' - a industrial building constructed in hopes that it would eventually draw an occupant, as tract houses are, rather than custom-built for a particular company.
This exhibition focuses on one of the artist's earliest series, the tract houses.
CASTAIC - Long before the first tract houses were built in Castaic, the area was known for its sprawling county jail, a bustling truck stop and legendary giant bass lurking in its lake.
It's subtle, but in the '40s we highlight the California sportswear industry that really developed after the war, when soldiers came out to the Valley to buy tract houses on the GI Bill, and built patios, pools and barbecues,'' Gluckman said.
VALENCIA - Home buyers camped out three decades ago for a chance to buy in Valencia's first neighborhood, snatching up tract houses for less than $30,000.
Antelope Valley officials have been trying to spur the creation of such spec buildings - built in speculation that they will draw tenants, as tract houses are, rather than custom built for a particular business - as a way to lure business to the region.