Our neighborhood is "very walkable" according to Walk Score, a website that ranks neighborhoods for their walkability. And the Five Points South area got an 88 out of 100. Not too shabby! Of course, New York, San Fran, Boston, really big cities where people don't even need cars ranked close to 100, but I was pleasantly surprised to see our ranking. Even better, it lists all the restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, movie theaters, etc. within walking distance. It's time to do some exploring!
(Why walking will solve everything--or not--but it sure does make living in a place a lot more enjoyable, healthy, community oriented, and environmentally friendly).
p.s. the neighborhood my family just moved from in metro-atlanta got a 8 out of 100 ranking. down with suburbia--their new one in Wichita, Kansas scored 45, that's an improvement that they enjoy a lot already. They walk to a nearby shopping/entertainment center, and have commented on the noticeably clearer and cleaner air.
Keith and I are off to Big Canoe this weekend to make our debut as co-wedding-singers, at my dear friend and former Clemson roomie, Katie's wedding. It's going to be BEAUTIFUL! And so good to see friends who I have been missing for a while. See you Monday!