Anita Bensoussane wrote:Terraced houses, usually brick-built with a garden at the back and sometimes a small patch of garden at the front too, are found in most towns in Britain, not just big cities. They tend to be considerably cheaper than detached or semi-detached houses in the same area. We live in a two-bedroom terrace - we wouldn't have been able to afford a mortgage on a two-bedroom detached or semi-detached house of a similar size.
Interesting. In the US, as long as you are not very close to a big city, home prices, including for some really huge homes, are fairly reasonable. It helps too if you are as far away from Manhattan (and LA) as possible.
That's the most expensive piece of real estate in the country. I wouldn't mind a nice row house on the upper west side of New York. Sadly I also don't have a few million dollars in the bank!
Coming back to why these kids went to boarding schools, is it possible that if the state schools of a particular neighborhood are not good quality then parents have to get their kids privately schooled? That happens here in the States. I have friends who are solidly middle-class, who send their kids to private school because they don't live in a good school district (and there are good reasons why they can't move to another town/state, which is what most people do). It's not easy since a good chunk of their monthly budget goes into paying tuition, but they don't have much choice.
That's so beautiful! Oh well Lucy Ann and Jack clearly didn't live there!