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Old 03-02-2011, 08:28 AM
 
Location: The Port City is rising.
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We live in an inner suburb in Northern Virginia, mostly 1950s/1960s vintage development.

We live almost exactly 10 minutes from a Safeway. Sometimes we walk there for the heck of it, sometimes if we need to get a lot of stuff, are in a great rush, or are on the way back from somewhere, we drive. When my wife has taken the car out of town, I have no difficulty at all getting all the groceries I need walking.

There is a 7-11 only 5 minutes walk away, but thats not our preferred choice for almost anything.

In about 20 minutes we can get to a large Asian supermarket - we have only combined shopping and walking there once, if we go there we usually drive. About 25 minutes away there is another mainstream supermarket (a Giant) and maybe a tad further is yet another (a Blooms). There are also a few smaller food stores around, but none within 10 minutes and all ethnic stuff we dont go for. Oh, and there is a dollar store right next to the Safeway, which is handy to buy nosh (snacks and stuff) but not really a good source of regular groceries (unless you are a fan of their odd sizes).

I doubt there are many houses in Annandale (inside the beltway) more than a 10 minute walk from a supermarket. Now if you look at the lower density area just outside the beltway, that would be different.
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Old 03-02-2011, 08:31 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Yes. We have a well-stocked Giant store about 4 blocks away. Very convenient. It's done great things for the neighborhood.
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Old 03-02-2011, 08:37 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Yes, but I live in Manhattan ...
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Old 03-02-2011, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Yorkshire, England
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I live within 10 minutes' walk of two grocery stores.
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Old 03-02-2011, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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Within a 10 minute walk from me there is a Thriftway, a Whole Foods, a Superfresh, and an independent supermarket. Independent store is the closet, Superfresh is my preferred, and I've been known to grudgingly go to Whole Foods for some bulk items. There are also many produce stores and more delis/convenience stores/pharmacies than I care to count. There is also a Trader Joe's about 15 minutes away, which I don't go to, but theoretically could if the other 4 stores went out of business. Stretching it to 20 minutes, the options become absurd - including Italian Market.
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Old 03-02-2011, 08:39 AM
 
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Yes. Two corner markets and a drugstore within a five-minute walk, a full-service grocery, a discount grocery outlet, and a co-op organic grocery within a ten-minute walk (plus another few corner markets.) The full-service grocery offers online delivery, with free delivery for orders over $30. I live in a 19th century mixed-use neighborhood, mostly no taller than 3 stories with the occasional mid-rise and better known for our tree cover than tall buildings.
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Old 03-02-2011, 08:44 AM
 
Location: The City
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Yes, but none are extrmely large but within a ten minute walk I have multiple smaller grocery stores, trader Joes, Whole foods, two weekend outdoor farmers markets, and my personal favorites the Reading Terminal Market and Dibruno Brothers

There is a market 150 feet from my front door which is extremely handy and services most needs; they even deliver
Home | Rittenhouse Market the spruce market is two blocks and slightly larger I think but hardly go there although their fresh flower selection is much better

Just as an aside if in philly definately check out the reading terminal market and even Dibrunos http://www.dibruno.com/rittenhouse-square
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Old 03-02-2011, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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Yes, but none are extrmely large but within ten minutes I have multiple smaller grocery stores a trader Joes, Whole foods and my personal favorite the Reading Terminal Market

There is a market 150 feet from my front door which is extremely handy and services most needs; they even deliver
Home | Rittenhouse Market
Forgot about the Reading Terminal Market - so you can add another one to mine too.
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Old 03-02-2011, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Yes.. The last 4 Places I lived all were within a ten minute walk away from grocery stores.

The 1st and 2nd places were within 10 minutes of a Krogers, Randalls, to the west and Walmart, Target and a few smaller stores to the east.
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Old 03-02-2011, 08:55 AM
 
Location: The City
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Forgot about the Reading Terminal Market - so you can add another one to mine too.

Sadly I admit I do not take full advantage and typically relegated to a weekend trip once or twice a month
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