Housing: Pads for Singles

There are apartment houses that ban pets, others that ban children, but the newest trend in Southern California is the apartment house that bans—of all groups—married couples. "The singles, the swingers, the young professional people are everywhere," explains Developer Howard Ruby, whose South Bay Club Apartments in the Torrance section of Los Angeles has been such a success that he is now putting up two more apartment houses with pads for singles only. "Generally, the apartment business developers weren't building for them and the landlords distrusted them, sure they would damage the place or skip the rent."

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