The suburbs, their residents and related ideologies have led, during the sixties, to seminal research to which we are still referring to (Gans, 1966; Haumont , 1975). Residential suburbs were described as socially and physically homogeneous: the nuclear family, with its at-home mother and young children, was the norm, so was homewnership. Recent sociodemographic data reveal a very different portrait. This paper proposes to re-visit five suburbs of Quebec City's metropolitan area. Semi-directed interviews with 173 Ranch house homeowners are used to identify the main transformations and/or mutations in the spatial behaviors and meanings typically associated with residential suburbs.