There's a plethora of American reno TV shows, bargain property shows, etc. Its well known that houses in the US are often very inexpensive (compared to Aus) outside of the major cities. However i was surprised by how large the typical lot size is in their suburbia. In Australia we are told that we must move to medium density living for economies of scale and practicality. Today, wanting a lot larger larger than 500 sqm within 20km of the CBD is considered impractical and even greedy. Yet the quarter acre block still seems to be alive and well in the US.