Subdivisions Impose Social Divide:
It was not simply that thousands of houses came; it was how they came — in such self-contained communities as Brambleton and Forest Manor, Forest Run and Belle Terra, all with their backs turned to the rambler. And Ivan, once the insider in a sense, became an outsider — a resident of nowhere.
Our region is not yet at this point. We are becoming more segmented, however – Crozet, 29 North, Lake Monticello, Pantops, et al.
According to the Community Associations Institute in Alexandria, four out of five U.S. homes built since 2000 have been in homeowner association-governed subdivisions, where residents pay dues to support such amenities as clubhouses and pools that usually exclude those outside.