"It’s hard to overstate the benefits to living in a walkable area,
especially for someone who is outside the workforce.
You save a ton of money on gas, and even more if you can get by with one car.
You save money on groceries since walking to the store means you buy only what you need on a daily basis,
rather than making huge once-a-week trips that are more likely to lead to waste.
You get exercise and exposure to sunlight as a natural part of your daily routine.
But, most importantly, it fosters a sense of community.
You run into your neighbors multiple times per day."
How I found Wellington, my "best buddy", today when I ran into him and his parents (who are almost as cute). They stopped by the house last week so his mom, Leah, could borrow a dress of mine for a party they were going to that night.
Heidi's in my Tuesday night small group. She and her husband live approximately one mile from me. We've been texting each other to go for walks through the fields in the evenings.