|Subtag of landuse=residential used to mark the type of residential area|
|Used on these elements|
|Documented values: 12|
|Status: in use|
|Tools for this tag|
This tag is used together with landuse=residential to mark the "type" of residential area.
Note that landuse=residential tags, including this subtag, are to be used on larger areas of land, not on individual buildings.
|residential=urban||Residential area with multistory buildings.|
|residential=rural||Rural, mostly undeveloped residential landuse. For the piece of land containing structures related to rural activities, such as farmhouses, stables, barns, equipment sheds, feed bunkers and the like, use landuse=farmyard instead.|
|residential=apartments||The outline of an apartment complex. Implies residential=urban.
Note: this tag is for an apartment complex consisting of apartment buildings, car parking, landscaping, etc, on one site. Use building=apartments for a stand-alone apartment building, which may or may not form part of a larger apartment complex.
|residential=detached||A residential area composed mainly or exclusively of free-standing, detached buildings, which could dwell a multi-family, or single-family unit. Note: This tag may be synonymous to residential=single_family|
|residential=single_family||Detached, single-family houses.|
|residential=duplex||Semi-detached, 2 houses attached to each other.|
|residential=irregular_settlement||An unplanned settlement, often found in urban areas, consisting of buildings made with light materials, often accessed with footways and paths.
Note: This tag appears to be a synonym for residential=slum and residential=informal_settlement.
|residential=slum||An unplanned settlement, often found in urban areas, consisting of buildings made with light materials, often accessed with footways and paths.
|residential=informal_settlement||An unplanned settlement, often found in urban areas, consisting of buildings made with light materials, often accessed with footways and paths.
Note: This tag appears to be a synonym for residential=slum and residential=irregular_settlement.
|residential=trailer_park||A residential area consisting of prefabricated houses or static caravans (mobile homes) stationed on small lots on a long-term basis.|
|residential=halting_site||A halting site (or a halting bay site) is purpose-built residential accommodation for travellers provided by a local municipal authority. The halting site has an individual bay for each family unit with a full range of services provided in a small structure on each bay.|
|residential=terrace||A residential area with terraced houses|
|residential=block||A (urban) residential "block"|
Minor values / other usages
residential=* is a sub-tag used by various people to refine the meaning of landuse=residential, into finer categories.
There is no strong consensus on which categories to use in this subtag. See the taginfo list of current values used.
Proposed approaches include:
- Proposed features/residential=gated – Residential community with strictly controlled entrances, enclosed by a perimeter of walls/fences/etc.
- residential=university to indicate that the residence is for a university.
- Talk:Key:landuse#Refining landuse=residential.
- Talk:Tag:landuse=residential#Further refining: residential=*.
There is also residential=duplex to indicate that an urban area is filled with duplex houses.
See also SK53 2011 blog on augmenting residential land use.