I Don’t Want My Kids to Live in a Neighborhood Where They Can’t Walk to the Store

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I’m always pleased to see a local issue in the paper. I live here. I raise my kids here. If I want to live in a neighborhood where I can walk to the grocery store, library, park, and the coffee shop, then I don’t want to live in a neighborhood where it’s just a two-lane road and there’s a Taco Bell. I want my children to get a good look at a neighborhood with kids who might want to walk to the park. If I want to be able to walk to work, or to walk to the dentist, then I don’t want to live in a neighborhood where I can’t get to an expressway.

For example, I live in a nice, safe neighborhood with good schools. But I don’t want anybody parking in my driveways, either. It’s the right of the individual driver to park wherever he wants. When my kids are teenagers, they can choose to live in a neighborhood where their friends can park in their driveways, because that’s just a normal situation, as opposed to wanting to park in the driveways of other families.

I’m a resident of a nice, safe neighborhood. But that doesn’t mean that I want to live in a neighborhood where my kids must walk across the street to the store. I don’t want my kids to live in an area where the school might have a playground but that doesn’t include the basketball court. I don’t want my kids to live in an area where there are just five people per adult in the household. I don’t want my kids to live in an area where my neighbors take turns watching the trash cans. I don’t want my kids in an area where my neighbors drive right down the middle of the road, while I get stuck making right turns on green arrows, the way they

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