When we first moved to the Dallas area, we were surprised by how many subdivisions had homes where there were no driveways placed in the front of the house. Instead, homes back up to each other where an alley is used to access driveways and for the garbage trucks on garbage day. After almost four years in DFW, I am still not a fan of alleys behind homes, but it does present a nicer looking street when you see absolutely no cars parked down an entire block. Unfortunately as families get bigger, homeowners are forced to park some cars in front of the house as kids reach driving age and more cars are needed. If you do end up picking a neighborhood where garages are in the backs of the homes, here are some tips to help.
If you absolutely love the house, then these things might not matter, but go into your purchase with eyes wide open knowing the little things that may become big things after living there a few years.
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