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107 / 108th (?) block of Fairfield - Curious...

We are looking at houses in the area and saw a house on this block... I think.. may be the 108th.

We saw a feature that I have never seen while house shopping and I'm curious if anyone in that area is on Everyblock and knows the history of why the homes/lots were designed this way.

Basically - two homes share a deep 'pit' area between the houses - it almost seems like an empty foundation that each basement opens...

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We are looking at houses in the area and saw a house on this block... I think.. may be the 108th.

We saw a feature that I have never seen while house shopping and I'm curious if anyone in that area is on Everyblock and knows the history of why the homes/lots were designed this way.

Basically - two homes share a deep 'pit' area between the houses - it almost seems like an empty foundation that each basement opens in to. I guess you could use it for a patio but the place we saw had it completely empty. There was a sump pump outside (also new to me) but Im sure that area could potentially collect a ton of rain or snow.

Just wondering if anyone knows the method behind that madness... and also curious if anyone actually lives in that area - are there flooding issues with that?

  • I believe the homes you are talking about were built after the war, to help with housing for the soldiers. The homes have a continuous foundation in some way, possibly from one end of the block to the other. It's been a while since I heard this, I don't have many details.

  • Do you know if it causes any flooding issues? Thanks.

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Updated Jun 01

West Beverly--west of Cambell

What is going on with all of the vehicle thefts, forcible entries and burglaries? I'm thinking about moving there but all of the crime reports are causing me a little concern. Should I be worried?

  • Joy

    We live west of Campbell (over 30 years) First time to be so close to us. As mentioned, just be vigilant wherever you live. We love it here. Actually, many, many of our neighbors are police officers. They and all us neighbors are being vigilant by watching out for each other. The latest thieves have been caught.

  • I've heard that Mt. Greenwood and Beverly are called 'candy land' by burglars. The reason? Unlocked home and car doors. We've been west of Campbell 23 years, love it here. As mentioned above, lots of police families and neighbors who look out for each other.

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