Artificial Grass! That's right, the City is replacing the real stuff in the Village with astro turf! Good for them. For one, it's the "green" thing to do. I have golf course quality lawns on either side of my home, which I proudly refuse to compete with. The reason is twofold: there's a water shortage and I know too much about the chemicals used to maintain healthy grass to ever use them around my child or dog. Two, if more governments, businesses and private individuals start using artificial grass, it will bring the price down to where I can actually afford to have it put in here.
As for how it looks? Well the stuff on the 100 block of Harvard looked slightly darker to the eye, which was what caused me to look closer, but otherwise, I'm still a believer.
Anyone know if off-gassing is much of a concern with the artificial stuff? The stuff in Claremont didn't seem to smell at all, but that's not always a true indicator.