The best thing I learned to to from my instructor if you lose the engine below 800ft AGL is to fasten your seatbelt and head for the trees. Trees break your flight slowly (they snap) Houses and walls stop you pretty instantly.
So you're saying that it's better off smacking into the tree trunks of some California redwoods than onto a cul-de-sac in a development?
I always preferred a runway for landing myself.
. Failing to have one of those in my glide range, how about any open space without obstacles?