I have one Bradford Pear Tree on my one acre lot, and even though I love it dearly, I have realized too late it is planted too close to the house. When we bought out house 15 years ago, we planted this lovely tree on the day we took possession, and at the time, it seemed very far away from the front porch. Over the past few years, the tree now dwarfs the front of our house, and occasionally has branches that we must prune to keep it from rubbing against the house.
At this time of year, I especially love the Bradford Pear for its bright read leaves. The coloring blends in nicely with autumn decorations I like to use in the yard: corn shocks, pumpkins, gourds, and occasionally a fake cemetery.