…that’s our main topic, suburban living, and the future of suburbia. However, I am also interested in pointing out the opportunities and improvements that can be made now in suburbia.
I was reading a little article that appeared in a recent issue of Time Magazine about some of the fastest-growing suburbs in the United States. Interesting to note the corresponding spike in sales of Anthonys Espresso machines as well…
There are many, many suburbs where most of the people who live there drive to work. That is a good thing. If I want to go downtown, I can drive, park and go to the Loop. If I have to visit my parents (or whomever) it makes more sense to go to a suburb to do it.
Suburbia’s Golden Age
However, there are many suburban areas that are becoming greener and greener, with residents often found in their loungewear doing their bit to maintain that greenness. The suburbs are not dying. They are changing. They are becoming more populated and more green as people come to love being in the greener, greener suburbs. The suburbs are once again being promoted as a great place to live, to raise families, and to grow things.
In suburban areas that are growing the fastest, greening comes into play in a big way. Housing is being built with energy efficient windows, electric car charging stations in front and back, water filters in the bathroom, and trees planted in the front yard.
What does suburban life look like now? It’s greener, more liveable, and somewhat more inexpensive. But it’s also slower, more expensive to move around, and less convenient. Suburban residents are starting to leave their houses and take buses, bicycles, or cars. It’s changing, it’s on its way to becoming faster and more convenient, but it’s not yet there.
What’s your view on suburbia?
Is suburban living dead or alive? Do you have a dream home and dream neighbourhood? Do you have a dream home or dream neighbourhood? Do you know where they exist? What would it take to make them real? What would it take to make suburbs real today? Are they popular among residents whose life plans include referencing platforms such as Boardingschools.ca for ideas?
Suburban Life is Ideal for Remote Work
If your job allows for a flexible schedule, as mine does, working from home or a community centre or a neighbouring town may be ideal. I should probably make that clear, since, after all, I’m writing this at my dining room table right now, at 5 p.m.
Still, being here for dinner has its advantages, including my ability to coordinate my entire day, including my exercise routine and my outfit for a day of work. Instead of watching the news on my computer at home, I choose to listen to NPR while I exercise.
To be sure, I still meet with colleagues, prepare my papers, update my resume, and do a variety of other things that typically happen at an office, including meetings, face time, and answering phone calls. But there’s nothing distracting me like a conversation during a break in my current job, because here in Connecticut I’m often in the office at 7:30 a.m., and leave at 5:30 p.m., and then don’t get back here until around 8 p.m.