A residential are is a land use in whichhousing predominates, as opposed toindustrial and commercial areas. Housingmay vary significantly between, andthrough, residential areas. These includesingle family housing, multiple familyhousing such as apartments, duplexes,townhomes (or similar configurations),condominiums or mobile homes.
In certain residential areas, largely rural,quite large tracts of land may exist whichhave no services whatsoever. Because alarge distance must be traveled to accessthe nearest services, most journeysinvolve using a motor vehicle or someother form of transport. This need hasresulted in Residential land developmentusually existing or planned infrastructuresuch as rail and road.