Because I don’t live in a dense urban area, I had never considered how truly “walkable” my neighborhood is until I discovered walkscore. My house is actually within walking distance of lots of restaurants, bars, coffee shops, the grocery store, pharmacies, public parks, and public transportation. With a little effort I can get to the rail, from which I could be whisked away to anywhere in the world!
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