4923Re: You need less space living in a good neighborhood
- Jul 17, 2002on 02.7.17 4:52 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org at
> ________________________________________________________________________I live in Portland, Oregon, just outside of a neighborhood commonly referred
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> Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 12:20:21 -0000
> From: "justinemarysmith" <justinemarysmith@...>
> Subject: Re: You need less space living in a good neighborhood
> --- You make a really good point. I live in a city neighborhood with a
> small grocery store on the corner but video store, park, restaurants
> etc are quite a ways away. I really can't think of one neighborhood
> in my city that comes close to what you describe. In United States
> perhaps a small handful of cities have neighborhoods as you describe.
> Do you live in Europe or Canada? Which city are you referring to.
to as "Northwest." Within walking distance I have two full-service grocery
stores, four or five dry cleaners, two hair salons, a ski shop (I don't ski,
but it's nice to know that it's there), three drugstores, an art house movie
theater, three specialty grocery stores, four banks, an independent
bookstore, a funky shoe store, a large independent record store, an
elementary school, a high school, and more restaurants of every description
than I can begin to count. I'm also five minutes away from four bus lines
and ten minutes away from light rail.
Not all Portland neighborhoods are like this, but I can think of at least
two others (Hawthorne and the Lloyd District) that come pretty close.
By the way, I was in Los Angeles last November, and Richard kindly took me
on a walking tour of his neighborhood, which is indeed as he describes.
Riding around the city on the bus, I was pleasantly surprised to find that
L.A. and its surroundings are more than a huge strip mall hell.
Maybe there's an urban neighborhood in your city that is just waiting to be
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