This section is from the book "Practical Real Estate Methods For Broker, Operator & Owner", by Thirty Experts. Also available from Amazon: Practical Real Estate Methods for Broker, Operator, Owner.
Development of suburban property to the highest point possible is to solve the question of living for the great middle class of our population which for the past few years has been groaning for release from the imprisonment of the blockhouse and the apartment. The subject will be treated solely as applied to suburban properties built up with detached houses, but within the limitations imposed by the municipal authorities as to topography, width of streets and the distance between the latter.
The creation, therefore, of a "Rus in Urbe" is the acme of real estate development. To create a rural park within the limitations of the conventional city block and city street, then, is the task set for the suburban developer.