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What's something you're thankful for about your neighborhood/city?
Old 01-24-2020, 09:53 AM
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I'm thankful that at lunch, I get to go to the school's "tiendita" and buy authentic Mexican tacos and then take a walk through the neighborhood while looking at the blooming bougainvillea and hibiscuses. Living in Mexico can be beautiful.


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Old 01-24-2020, 10:07 AM
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My city has scenic overlooks where one can pause for a lovely view. I often lean on the rails to do standing push-ups or sit on a bench to rest. This lovely place has 2 pads, but no benches. I recently wrote to my local Congresswoman and her office has contacted many people who are in the process of investigating obtaining/installing benches. I love my city and am grateful they’re working on my request.
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Old 01-24-2020, 10:27 AM
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Small town but close to the city. Have the benefits of both.
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Old 01-24-2020, 10:28 AM
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I love my area! First of all my neighbors are friendly, quiet and keep their homes and yards looking pretty. Everyone has oak trees of different varieties that line our street. So pretty! In places the trees arch over the street and meet in the middle to create a fun canopy over the road.

There is a small park with a wood covered bridge just down the street of our neighborhood. Makes our neighborhood walks more aesthetically pleasing. I feel so lucky to live in a pretty area.

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Old 01-24-2020, 11:00 AM
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Quite rural. Close to a beautiful bike path that goes right to the ocean. Lovely, helpful, friendly neighbors. The ocean is a mere five minute drive from our house. We walk there regularly, no matter the weather. I went to college here and never left. We have a fantastic recreation center with all kinds of classes. Free yoga at our local library on fridays. Our senior center has great classes too including exercise, yoga, French, current events and tech help. Well run town. My family (siblings) all live here. They all followed me here! Great schools too...we really love having all four seasons to enjoy.



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Old 01-24-2020, 11:13 AM
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I love where I live. I am at the base of the Wasatch Mountains with a Majestic view. We are surrounded by 6 different canyons, and 5 ski resorts, all within a 20 minute drive. In the spring and fall, it is possible to ski in the morning and play golf in the valley - all in the same day.
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Old 01-24-2020, 12:02 PM
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-Low crime rate: people still leave their doors unlocked
-Low cost of living
-Little traffic
-North woods beauty
-Two hours from Door County, the "Cape Cod of the Midwest"
-Half a day's drive to two major cities
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Old 01-24-2020, 12:06 PM
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So my neighborhood is brand new and being built. Across the larger road is farming fields. I absolutely love it. A little rural and suburban.

I was looking at the stars last night from my driveway and was so excited because I could see a lot of them and how still everything was.
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Old 01-24-2020, 12:50 PM
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I like my town a lot. It’s small but has a great downtown area. Best of all, all the restaurants aren’t allowed to have liquor licenses so they are all BYOB. I love having wine with dinner. It’s so much cheaper bringing your own bottle vs ordering wine by the glass at a place with a liquor license. We have great restaurants here too!
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Old 01-24-2020, 01:20 PM
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No cold weather! I hate cold/snow/sleet/ice, they don't play well with rheumatoid arthritis. We were in northern VA for Christmas and I got a reminder of why I hate cold!


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Old 01-24-2020, 02:04 PM
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I love that I can drive a few minutes and find anything I want or need.
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Old 01-24-2020, 02:25 PM
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I live in a small lake town. Our population almost doubles in the summer with people who come to their lake homes and kids attending summer camps. We have 4 summer camps in our town and two in bordering towns.
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Old 01-24-2020, 04:34 PM
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I love the grocery store I go to, Wegmans. I LOVE WEGMANS!

The hardest part about being away from home is being away from my grocery store. I strongly dislike Publix’s. HEB is ok. I tolerate Winn Dixie.

I got an inside tip that Wegmans is coming to Central Florida in a few years.
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Old 01-24-2020, 04:40 PM
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I love my hometown because it is a true small town. Growing up I rode my bike or walked everywhere. They have parades, festivals, outdoor farmers markets. It is on a train line and housing is affordable.

When my dad was on hospice the guy from his favorite pizza shop visited him and snuck in a piece of pizza. They would give my mom wine if she ran out and the stores were closed.

Once dh is tired of Florida I’m moving back.
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Old 01-24-2020, 04:42 PM
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I love it, too! We were there this afternoon. Also love Trader Joe’s!
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Old 01-24-2020, 05:26 PM
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I love my city! I've been living here for 31 yrs now (first time I thought of that in a while). I would have never met the love of my life if I hadn't moved here. We didn't actually meet until I had been living here for 8 yrs though. We actually used to work at the same place 3 yrs before that, but just never really talked then. Other than that, my city's beautiful and still relatively safe.
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Old 01-24-2020, 05:35 PM
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These are the things I love about my neighborhood:
*very diverse- culturally, racially, linguistically
*very walkable - we can walk for all major things we need (some walks a bit longer, but all are doable)
*transit nearby
*the mall across the street is great
*there are plenty of hiking trails nearby, as well as a big lake (further from me than it used to be in my other house, but still visitable!)

These are things I don't like:
*the whole freaking area is SO $*(#$&#(#&@( Expensive!!
*traffic stinks
*my immediate neighbors are not very friendly (but they are almost all from another country and I have read up on that country and what I've read suggests that they don't typically talk to strangers)
*I don't have any good friends of my own within walking distance or even in the same town. I do have a newer friend who lives down the street, but we're not at the same place in life that we can be that kind of friend yet.
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Old 01-24-2020, 05:45 PM
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I am thankful for our beautiful beach where we can walk, relax, enjoy the scenery, swim and just chill.

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Old 01-24-2020, 05:56 PM
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  • low cost of living
  • lots of nature (mountains, river, trees)
  • rural, but less than an hour from a major city
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Old 01-24-2020, 06:29 PM
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I love the grocery store I go to, Wegmans. I LOVE WEGMANS!
I used to really follow this diet recipe blog and the author was always getting stuff from Wegman's that I couldn't find anywhere. I've always wanted to have one! I will say I'm 10 minutes from Trader Joe's and discovering that place was literally life changing. Now 90% of my food comes from there.

I like that I'm in a quiet neighborhood without traffic/parking/crime issues etc. but I'm also pretty close to everything. My best friend lives in a rural location and has to drive about 40 minutes to the next "big town" just to get to some basics like Target, Chipotle, etc. Any of that type of stuff is less than 5 minutes from me, and there isn't a thing I'd need to go 40 minutes for. Downtown is about 25 minutes if I want to experience that whole scene.

In my old apartment I was across from a light rail station, which I do miss, but with Uber/Lyft I was hardly using it anyway. Years ago when I first moved there I used it all of the time. It took FOREVER in comparison to Uber/Lyft if I wanted to go downtown, but it was nice to have an option if I was really trying to save money or if it was crazy surge pricing for ride shares.
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Old 01-24-2020, 07:14 PM
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I'm thankful for the population of my city - not too big and not too small. Also thankful that I generally don't have to drive more than 15 minutes to get anywhere I need, and only 5 to get to the beach.
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Old 01-24-2020, 09:51 PM
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I'm thankful for the many amenities provided by my new city, many of which are aimed at seniors since 35% of the population is in that category, including me. I love the very large and beautiful park a block away where my dog and I walk every day. Our local community college, public library, and a world class theater are all within a half mile of my house. Last Sunday, I saw the Peking Acrobats perform there, and last year I heard Yo Yo Ma in a solo concert. Stores like Trader Joe's, HomeGoods, PetsMart and others are nearby. There are great medical facilities in this area, partly because there are lots of wealthy older retirees who need them.

My neighbors are quiet and keep their homes and yards well maintained. And there are lots of sidewalks for me to walk! The only thing I don't like here is the summer weather, but I upgraded my recently purchased home with new, top of the line energy efficient A/C to help with that. And I spend as much summer time as possible at my mountain cabin.

I enjoyed reading this thread. It makes me happy to know there are many great places to live in our wonderful country.

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Old 01-25-2020, 01:10 AM
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Wow! I wondered where each of you lived after reading your replies. I want to live in about 21 different places now!
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Old 01-25-2020, 06:02 AM
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I love that it's small enough to know a lot of the people and feel safe, and it also has wonderful restaurants and atmospheres. I also love that we're only an hour from New Orleans so we can be in a big city to spend the day when we want.
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Old 01-25-2020, 10:48 AM
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One of the things I love about my town is that almost everywhere you go you can see breathtaking beauty. We also have great food and wonderful people. This is a picture of downtown at sunset.
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Old 01-25-2020, 09:08 PM
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Thanks for sharing, everyone!
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