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John Bosch, Both Buyer and Seller in Long Island City, NY


Asked by John Bosch, Long Island City, NY Thu Nov 22, 2007

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All cul-de-sacs come with portable basketball hoops! They also end up hosting fireworks displays and block parties on a consistent basis! They usually have larger than normal lots simply due to the configuration of the lots coming off the "circle" at the end of the street. This is normally where you'll also run into the term "Flag-lot" which is a lot located further off the street with a long drive being the "flag pole" the and lot being the "Flag". They are more private and much bigger usually.
2 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 22, 2007
Cul -De=Sac is a dead end circle, many properties are pie shaped which gives you roomier back yards, Basketball hoops are option (lol), Fireworks too! Jeesh! you Agents are rough!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Jul 19, 2010
It is when you get a dead end street with a big round spot of road at the end. Generally there will be two or three lots around that circular part at the end. It is as if the street were the shape of an old mercury thermometer. You go down the straight part and at the end is a big round part, like a lollipop. The cul-de-sac is the round end of the lollipop shape. So if that is the location the house would be one of those properties at the end.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Oct 16, 2010
Cul-de-sac is a word of French origin referring to a dead end, close, no through road meaning dead-end street with only one inlet/outlet. While historically built for other reasons, its modern use is to calm vehicle traffic.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Homeowners with children often like a cul-de-sac because the kids can play in the road without having through traffic. Others like it because they do not have the traffic driving through all the time. The only people that usually go by their house is someone else living in the cul-de-sac or someone turning around because it is a dead end.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor, Sandals Realty, Punta Gorda, FL
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Oct 16, 2010
I once had a seller on a cul-de-sac who referred to it as living on a (phonetically spelled as he said it )"cool de sah". it is one of those memories that, when conjured up, puts a smile on my face every time. Cool de sah indeed!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 15, 2010
Hi John:

I found an interesting definition on cul-de-sac for you http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cul-de-sac

In general, cul-de-sac is more favorably looked upon by buyers because what Debbie said. My neighborhood has quite a few cul-de-sacs and the kids just love to play there, seem to be quite protected and safe (note - the neighborhood is also famous for good schools and do attact families with school aged kids.)

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Sylvia Barry,…, Real Estate Pro in Marin, CA
a cul-de-sac is a dead end street that ends in a circle. It is a positive because you have no thru traffic.
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