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    Re: Having a house built

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    A lot of people in my neighborhood have golf carts and judging by how much they use them they love them. In fact, more have them than those that don’t. It must be the new thing.

    For whatever reason, the golf carts aggravate my wife.
    They're illegal for street use here in HSV and they enforce it...
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    Re: Having a house built

    Quote Originally Posted by TIDE-HSV View Post
    They're illegal for street use here in HSV and they enforce it...
    We live about 4 miles outside the city limits in a neighborhood where everyone has 1-2 acres. There are about 60 houses so it’s a pretty big area. It’s such a great area to walk that I won’t consider a golf cart until I can’t walk.

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    Re: Having a house built

    Quote Originally Posted by Go Bama View Post
    We live about 4 miles outside the city limits in a neighborhood where everyone has 1-2 acres. There are about 60 houses so it’s a pretty big area. It’s such a great area to walk that I won’t consider a golf cart until I can’t walk.
    Here, as most other cities, there's more people outside the city proper than inside. And, of course, they're not illegal in the county, so you do see more use there. There's the occasional fatality, also. They're probably less suited for use on county roads than in the city on neighborhood streets...
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    Somehow, when I see them other than on a golf course, I think of The Villages, in Florida...
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    Re: Having a house built

    Quote Originally Posted by TIDE-HSV View Post
    They're illegal for street use here in HSV and they enforce it...
    Peachtree City near Atlanta, they are everywhere.
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    Re: Having a house built

    Quote Originally Posted by DzynKingRTR View Post
    Peachtree City near Atlanta, they are everywhere.
    You'll appreciate this. The house I designed was an English Tudor, with a "T"-shaped floor plan. The crossbar was a 27' high great room. I had framing details in the drawings, with that room to be balloon framed. I checked by each day and did the day they were framing that room. The framing crew either never looked at the detail or they didn't care. They were trying to platform frame it, with a double plate in the middle. Man, did it look wobbly. I managed to get it stopped and they order the proper length rafters to make the studs. Later I did have minor cracking problems where the two wings joined because of the lumber shrinkage in the platform portion joined the balloon...
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    Re: Having a house built

    Quote Originally Posted by TIDE-HSV View Post
    Somehow, when I see them other than on a golf course, I think of The Villages, in Florida...
    They are ubiquitous in Las Vegas from garage to golf course. It served as a good example of what I never want to do with my retirement years!

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    My wife and I gutted a house and renovated. We never had an argument. When it came time to choose colors, wall paper, or fixtures She made all the decisions. The way I view a house, it belongs to her and I just live there.

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    I lived in a sub division on a golf course a few years and had my own golf cart. One weekend my wife was out of town and a friend of mine, who also lived on the golf course, saw me putting on the green behind his house. It was about dusk and he motioned me to come over and have a drink. Turns out his wife was also out of town, so we proceeded to get in the bottle heavily. Not sure what time it was, but I managed to stagger to my golf cart and start down his steep driveway to the street. Well it was dark and the cart starting picking up speed. I made a tire screeching turn on the street and sped toward my house which was about 3-4 houses down. As I got close to my drive way I saw a police car pulled over on the side of the street. I tried to brake but lost control and headed across my front yard to the garage in back. I managed to pull in the garage, close the door and waited for the officer to come knock on my door. His car was still where it was, but nothing ever happened. I lived in fear of getting a DUI on my golf cart.
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    Re: Having a house built

    Quote Originally Posted by Go Bama View Post
    My wife and I gutted a house and renovated. We never had an argument. When it came time to choose colors, wall paper, or fixtures She made all the decisions. The way I view a house, it belongs to her and I just live there.
    We built our house, but we didn't have that much to select. The builder has a limited selection they allow. They don't even bother with paint options.

    If we had unlimited options, there's no telling how bad it would have been.
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    Re: Having a house built

    Quote Originally Posted by RTR91 View Post
    There's a planned community in the Montgomery area that requires golf carts with the intent of limiting car travel within the neighborhood.

    When we lived in Mississippi, several of my friends and I had golf carts and/or ATVs. That's how we got to each other's houses since we didn't live right down the street.
    peachtree city in georgia has a ton of golf carts with a citywide infrastructure of cart paths. i know of a few in-town neighborhoods in atlanta where a lot of folks are using them for intra-neighborhood travel. not sure of the legalities within the city.
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    Re: Having a house built

    Quote Originally Posted by 92tide View Post
    peachtree city in georgia has a ton of golf carts with a citywide infrastructure of cart paths. i know of a few in-town neighborhoods in atlanta where a lot of folks are using them for intra-neighborhood travel. not sure of the legalities within the city.
    30A is a perfect example of them being great. Will see people traveling on them rather than driving through a crowded community. If the second row flips down to be flat, they're great for grocery shopping.

    In no way would I expect it to become a popular mode of transportation for the majority of people, but I do see how they are beneficial in the right circumstances.
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    Re: Having a house built

    Quote Originally Posted by TIDE-HSV View Post
    They're illegal for street use here in HSV and they enforce it...
    To be fair, there's a difference between a golf cart and a low speed vehicle.

    ...Though low speed vehicles are usually only legal on streets with a speed limit of 35 or lower and the de facto speed limit in Alabama is 45, so...

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