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tract house

n.
One of numerous houses of similar or complementary design constructed on a tract of land.

tract housing n.
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tract′ house`


n.
a house forming part of a real-estate development, usu. having a plan and appearance common to some or all of the houses in the development.
[1955–60]
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Noun1.tract house - one of many houses of similar design constructed together on a tract of landtract house - one of many houses of similar design constructed together on a tract of land
house - a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families; "he has a house on Cape Cod"; "she felt she had to get out of the house"
tract housing - housing consisting of similar houses constructed together on a tract of land
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The rise of the postwar American suburb meant supermarkets that could stock the product, tract houses with freezers to keep them and, most importantly, a cultural yen for convenience.
Seeing nature give way to tract houses, supermarkets and the other trappings of 20th-century suburbia awoke in him "an imperative to disconnect from the engine of global destruction."
Now it's the locals that are incredulous to think that anything can grow in this dry, desolate region other than casinos and tract houses. I'm here to report that the old adage, "where there's a will, there's a way," has proven that you can take the girl out of the country, but never the country out of the girl.
For decades, this translated into the number of suburban tract houses being built in the asteroid belts of our towns and cities.
Waldie writes that reformer Edward Filenes 1925 call to "Make houses like Fords" began to be realized in the mid-1950s with the mass production of tract houses and mortgages financed by federal housing agencies and savings institutions.
While his identical tract houses offered young military families an opportunity to own a home with a yard, critics viewed the community as void of character.
Developers building tract houses often ignore that approach and wind up creating structures that consume more energy because they are too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter, Freed said.
By automating the task of running service lines to houses, the trenching machines helped bring down the costs of new tract houses and fueled the rise of the suburb as the new American ideal.
When you come upon a grouping of large tract houses, or of low-rise apartments masquerading as large tract houses, that is heralded by a signboard bearing a title ("Lark's Crest Estates"; "The Village at Hunter's Ridge"), you are seeing New Jersey, even if you happen to be in Colorado.