I have lived in little towns built in the 1800s for most of my life. I'm familiar with brick houses and a lot of German influence growing up in Cincinnati - and my little cape cod style home even had that 'German' feel. My surroundings have changed drastically - everything here is more Spanish influenced, newer, and built in communities. I swear, everything is named and gated down here. For instance, my community is called 'Heron's Landing'. It has taken a bit of getting used to - but I love my little townhome. Sure, it looks like all the ones around it, and I definitely have mistakenly gone to the wrong house before, but I have done some things to make it my own. Plus, living in a peach house with green accents is totally a wonderful color scheme for our orange and green cars! Also - totally loving the whole palm trees surround my house deal.