Unfortunately, I am unable to walk any reasonable distance because I need a knee replacement (I keep postponing it). But, I can tell you about my neighborhood as seen from a car and my front yard.
I moved to Florida from New Mexico in 2012. I live on a small peninsula across from Tampa, on the Gulf of Mexico side. A lot of retirees live here. There are a million people on this peninsula, believe or not. Traffic is an issue–a big issue. And it’s much worse when the snowbirds are here. I live on a quiet street, if you don’t count the typical suburban sounds such as lawn mowers, dogs, a peacock, and noisy squirrels and birds.
I have the best looking front yard, I believe. I have a lot of flowering plants in pots and in ground. In my backyard I have potted plants, a garden, a stand of banana plants and assorted trees. For those who follow my blog, “the Excessive Gardener”, Mostly Dead Tree and the Recalcitrant Hibiscus (aka, surely you should be dead by now) are in the backyard. Unfortunately, I don’t have a pool. Several neighbors on my street have pools.
My neighbors are friendly, except for one incredibly old woman who won’t have anything to do with anyone. Many of the neighbors walk their dogs and pass by the house. I am out in the front yard regularly, either watering the plants or tending to them and passing neighbors stop and chat. Just a few streets over is one of the main thoroughfares. There are restaurants, fast food places, supermarkets, pharmacies, banks–everything you would need just nearby. Especially garden centers. A couple of miles away are the beaches. It’s a nice place to live.
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