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Suburbs, Virginia (6045440309).jpg
Residential area with single family, detached houses
Group: Landuse
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
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Status: in use

residential=single_family is a subtag of landuse=residential. It is used to indicate that an area is filled with single family, detached houses. These houses often have their own property and are not connected to other buildings[1].

See also

If the houses are attached to each other, use tags like residential=terrace or residential=duplex.

Single family vs detached

While residential=single_family seems to be much more popular, single family houses are also called detached houses in some countries. The value residential=detached is therefore also sometimes used.