Where subdivisions were rising, now farms appear
At the Garrett's Chance subdivision in southern Prince George's County, Maryland, only two lots ended up being developed. The housing bust is for real. The subdivision is now being used to store hay, not exactly what the developer intended. The Washington Post says that since the end of the housing boom, an emerging generation of farmers has been buying, at cheap prices, some of the land that once seemed destined to hold new houses. Last year, one unharvested piece of land became Prince George's only dairy farm. People at the suburban-rural edge may have to get used to the sounds of roosters and pigs.
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