I love peace and quiet. So much so that when, years ago, I knew I’d be moving from a small, rural town of fewer than 5,000 people to a major metropolitan area, I purposely savored the silence, hanging on to a hush so awesome you could practically hear your heart beat any time of day. Quiet like that, I knew, would never again be so ordinary for me.
And yet, as much as I love stillness, I never considered anywhere but the city when it came time to buy a house. Clean, country air is amazing and you can’t beat the suburbs for big-box stores with free and ample parking. But I like being close to things. I mean, walking-distance close. And if I can’t walk to it I like being able to hop on a bus or light rail or other form of public transportation. Because I adore the arts, I like knowing that at the end of a play, a lecture, a concert or a night at the opera I can get back home in about 15 minutes or less, if I don’t hit too many traffic lights. Plus, all my friends live in the city, which makes weekend get-togethers easier to plan and execute.
Because I stayed true to my personality and the way I wanted to live, I found a house I love in a neighborhood that’s perfect for me.
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