Little contradiction: the sign "Welcome" and the little sign for warning that a private security company is watching the premises!
Some houses are empty and decay quickly. In this climate, hot and humid, in this town built on drained swamps, a house not looked after is good to be bulldozed quickly. The houses are made of wood and have no underpinning. They are easily destroyed and promptly built again.
The suburbia is made of dead ends.
Local politics: Gene Locke for mayor, this citizen displays his electoral preferences on his front yard — in France you never see that! It's profoundly unfrench to display its political choices in front of its property, or on its car for that matter!