A post on the site Quora asks this question: “What is it like to live in a rich McMansion suburban neighbourhood?”
Here is what critics might suggest:
1. The homeowners care much more about how their home looks or what it signifies about them rather than the quality of the home.
2. People have little social interaction as their well-appointed McMansions provide plenty of space for their entertainment and private needs.
3. Because the neighborhood is auto-dependent (this is true of many suburban neighborhoods, not just ones with McMansions), people rarely walk or could even walk anywhere interesting.
4. Residents have little interest in residential diversity as the relatively higher prices of McMansions price out a lot of potential residents.
5. Homeowners don’t care about environment as these homes waste energy, are unnecessary large, and are tied to sprawl.
Indeed, I wonder if there is anyone extolling the virtues of McMansion neighborhoods in books, movies, music, television, and art as I have discussed a number of examples of negative portrayals throughout the cultural sphere. I do doubt all children and adults in McMansion suburban neighborhoods are maladjusted sociopaths…