Those who know me well know that I am a Midwestern suburban girl, through and through. When I visit other parts of the country and get a whiff of the eccentricities that make for regional differences, I’m only reminded that I crave the Midwestern values on which I was raised. And when I visit friends or family who live in rural areas or in the hub of an urban metropolis, I’m reminded yet again that for me, while they are great places to visit, I’d only ever choose to live in the suburbs.
Whether it’s a hospital, a craft store, the gym where I work out, or the grocery store I seem to visit three times a week, I love having everything I need on a regular basis within a short, often-less-than-10-minute drive. I appreciate the structure and value that our local home owner’s associations bring to a neighborhood. While I appreciate that others do, I don’t crave the privacy of acreage, and I can’t imagine living in a place where I’d need to wait for an elevator to take me up to my home or down to my car several times a day.
How blessed we are to live in a community where folks value their homes and take pride in maintaining their property.
They are big investments, these homes of ours. I hope yours brings you as much joy as I receive from mine.
I’ll see you around town!