I grew up right near the area that the OP is in, and still get back that way often, and I can tell you that not many guys there cut at much over 3.5" as a rule. There are exceptions, but not many. I can also tell you many of the HOA's in that general area have restrictions on how long/tall you can leave your lawn, and most are 3.5" or under.
This is part of my back yard, and it was cut at 3.25". Picture was taken about a month ago. It looks even better/thicker now-The angular stripes that are showing through are from the previous weeks cut, are still very noticable, and were also cut at 3.25
Last edited by Charles; 05-26-2012 at 06:22 PM.