I was here

Communication: Journal Prompt 105 – Area

What do you like about the area where you live?

It’s quiet at night.  There’s the usual activity of people coming and going but nothing where I am worried about coming home late at night, or worried about my car being outside, or worried about people who don’t live here lurking around.

It’s a new community and the people seem cool so far.  I only know my immediate neighbors but I watch out the window every now and then to see who comes and goes, and which car they get in and out of and which townhouse they go in and out of.  Just out of curiosity to be aware of my surroundings at the beginning.  Now I could identify the people in our row and in the two buildings across the street.  You never know what you’re going to get in a new community since it was not already established.  Luckily I have decent neighbors on both sides of me so I’m very grateful for that.

It’s accessible to everything and every place I need to get to, except work. It’s about 30 minutes to the airport and the cruise terminal.  It’s about 15 minutes to 95.  It takes me about an hour to get to work though.  I debated about whether or not to take this community over one that was closer to work but in an area I didn’t really want to live in.  Real estate people always say location, location, location are the three key things to finding a house, but I’m glad I chose the neighborhood over proximity to work.  I can deal with a longer drive if I like the neighborhood.