I Live on the "Soft" End of Town

I like that I can answer yes to every single one of these questions:

Imagine yourself sitting in your home. What’s right outside your front door, and what’s within a 10-minute walk of it? Can you make it to a grocery store or a café on foot, or do you have to drive? Is there a shared space nearby, a park or a patio, where you can mingle with the people who live around you? Do you often see people out and about, or do your neighbors mostly stay inside? What about the street: Is it filled with only cars, or do you see people biking and taking transit? Do you feel safe walking on the sidewalk that lines your front door (if there even is a sidewalk)? Are there places to sit along it?

You should read the article, but I've already ordered Soft City to go even deeper. This feels like the opposite of car culture that I've read about recently, which is a good thing.