tract house


Definition of tract house

: any of many similarly designed houses built on a tract of land

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Aerial video showed the 55-foot-long, 75-foot-wide building in the 7300 block of Somerset Avenue backing up to tract houses perilously close to the blaze. Colleen Shalbystaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Massive fire burns commercial building in Paramount," 19 Aug. 2019 The tight-knit, family-friendly community of Mira Mesa epitomizes San Diego’s tract house boom of the 1970s. Martina Schimitschek, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Mira Mesa: From publisher’s ranch to military housing and ethnic hotspot," 30 June 2019 Joe’s father, an Air Force officer, bought a small tract house with mortgaged furniture; even the children’s bunk beds and the radio were on loan. Tribune News Service,, "The Man in the Window: Is this the childhood of a serial killer? (Part One)," 22 June 2019 Most of the homes are tract houses, and many have taken on the personality of their owners with upgrades over the years. Martina Schimitschek, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Clairemont: From post-war housing boom to ‘Fast Times’ inspiration," 30 June 2019 The perpetrator took advantage of the false security of suburban tract houses with picture windows and private yards but so little sense of community that residents who saw a prowler in a neighbor’s backyard often just pulled the blinds. Tribune News Service,, "The Man in the Window: The attacker lingered in houses as he raped, tortured women (Part Three)," 23 June 2019 But creativity doesn't pay the rent in today's L.A. Hear about the tract house that went for $800,000 above asking? Steve Lopez,, "A two-bedroom apartment in Southern California for $650? Go east, old man," 14 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of tract house

1956, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of tract house

US : a house that is one of many similar houses built on an area of land

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