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Old 05-14-2014, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Where is "everywhere"?
Everywhere in the country, you can find walkable suburbs, if that is your criteria for finding a home.
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Old 05-14-2014, 09:46 AM
 
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Saw this awesome video about Lakewood OH. Apparently schools were placed so they didn't need to provide buses. Everyone is in walking distance. They save a million dollars a year on transit costs since they don't need to provide buses.

How One Suburb Made School Buses Obsolete - Sarah Goodyear - The Atlantic Cities

And it builds community.

Look at that, it is a walkable suburb!

When I grew up almost everyone walked or biked to Elementary and Middle school. It wasn't until high school that lots of people (including myself) took a bus, because lots of people lived more than a mile away. My Elementary school had like 600+ students, and I think only one or two buses. And this wasn't in the "city". This was way the hell out in the suburbs.
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