Corner lots tend to have much of the land disbursed to the front and sides of a home, and proportionately less of a real backyard. When looking at a lot with a home to teardown, check the setback requirements in the specific city or village you are looking in. Just because an old home was built a certain way on a lot, doesn't mean that you will be able to build the same way if you teardown.
As for recreational parks and swimming pools being in very close proximity, some people will love it, and some will hate it. The amount of traffic from both pedestrians and vehicles can be bothersome in an otherwise quite neighborhood. Once again, depends more upon the buyer.
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