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In many Hungarian city edges and villages there are suburban landuses with large gardens and small family houses like these:

Rural-suburban areas

In Hungary these are usually tagged as landuse=allotments. That is wrong, since these are houses for permanent residence and many of them doesn't have actual gardens to grow fruits/vegetables. On the other hand, they can be really sparse, with small houses, and such a rural environment that they are closer to farmyards (without an actual farmland) so landuse=residental doesn't seems right either.

How should we tag these lands?

asked 01 Oct '19, 19:06

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To my English eyes, that just looks like landuse=residential. Where I'm sat at the moment is a residential area that's a bit less dense than your picture.

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answered 01 Oct '19, 19:23

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I agree, it looks residential to me too. landuse=residential doesn't need to be a densely-packed residential area.

(01 Oct '19, 23:08) alester

Another one to agree that this is residential. There is nothing to say that a residential area cannot include large gardens often given over to vegetable production. If you draw the buildings the actual density of habitation can be calculated: this is often useful for things like calculating surface run-off properties of residential areas.

(05 Oct '19, 21:15) SK53 ♦

Turns out landuse=residental has subtags and residental=rural covers exactly this case.

(01 Dec '19, 21:48) UntaggedWay

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