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October 23rd, 2012, 09:12 AM
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I am going to walk to pick my youngest up from preschool today and it got me thinking how big everyone's town is. I can walk to all the major things in my town, which isn't many. There are only 4 places to eat and a few schools and one gas station.

Are you able to walk to things where you live or do you need to drive??
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October 23rd, 2012, 09:17 AM
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I technically live in Pittsburgh, but I actually live a fair distance from downtown. Most people can walk to things here, but I just happen to live on a street that makes it difficult. I have to drive everywhere. Good thing is that if I go downtown or pretty much anywhere, I can park and walk around and find everything I need that way.
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October 23rd, 2012, 09:17 AM
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I live in Toronto and the population last year was 2 615 060. Thousands of stores/restaurants/schools etc. and over 2 million people. There are places in Toronto where you would be walking distance, my home doesn't happen to be walking distance to anything except DD's school and a couple of bakeries. Most people who live in the heart of Toronto downtown don't own vehicles because traffic is disgusting, and public transport is more cost effective and easier to get access to various parts of the city. I do drive, but we have one vehicle and since DH works in the suburbs I take the subway wherever I need to go
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October 23rd, 2012, 09:49 AM
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We need to drive. You could walk but it would be pretty far. We live in a town about 100,000.
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October 23rd, 2012, 09:55 AM
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I live in a mini-town of about 700 people! But at 4 km, there's the city where I'm born, and it's about 33.000 people!
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October 23rd, 2012, 09:58 AM
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Nooo I can't walk everywhere. I'd be mighty tired! lol
The grocery store would take 45 min by foot one way, I've done it in the summer.
I'm in a 60k city.
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October 23rd, 2012, 10:10 AM
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My town is a little over 100,000. I walk around the block, if that counts!
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October 23rd, 2012, 10:14 AM
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My town is about 20,000, and most of the neighboring towns are about 20,000 too. We have quite a few parks we can walk to, and a few restaurants. I've also walked to DS's preschool before, but it's about a mile and a half. We have to drive to the grocery store, but it only takes 5 minutes, and every store we go to is on that one street that's only 5 minutes away.
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October 23rd, 2012, 10:15 AM
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Soo tiny!
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October 23rd, 2012, 10:25 AM
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I live on the outskirts of the capital city, Salt Lake City. The county has about a million people. I can walk to stuff for sure.. but I like to drive into downtown to go to my favorite shops and restaurants
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October 23rd, 2012, 10:46 AM
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I live in a suburb outside of Houston. I can walk to my kids school and the multiple playgrounds in the neighborhood. We have a greenbelt trail system through our neighborhood that we can walk around as well. But stores, restaraunts and movie theater is a short drive like maybe 5 to 10 minutes.

I would guess that there about 100,000+ in my community. Houston has millions I think.
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October 23rd, 2012, 10:52 AM
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I live on the outskirts of the capital city, Salt Lake City. The county has about a million people. I can walk to stuff for sure.. but I like to drive into downtown to go to my favorite shops and restaurants
Ha I used to live in Pocatello. But last year moved to a suburb of the Twin Cities which is 60,000. But the entire metro area is close to 4 million or more. Quite a shock from where I used to live.
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October 23rd, 2012, 10:58 AM
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I live in the second largest city in Russia, St. Petersburg. Has, according to the internet, 4.8 million people. I live in a suburb but all my favorite places, I need to drive.
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October 23rd, 2012, 11:10 AM
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I technically live in Pittsburgh, but I actually live a fair distance from downtown. Most people can walk to things here, but I just happen to live on a street that makes it difficult. I have to drive everywhere. Good thing is that if I go downtown or pretty much anywhere, I can park and walk around and find everything I need that way.
Oh my word we live so close!! I live like 30 minutes North of Pittsburgh We are in downtown once a week at least

The town where we live is a small country farming town, we live in the country so we dont walk but our town is one road- a few small shops we live in a historic town so there is not really new business that comes in. I <3 where I live because it so cute and quaint with a population of 1500 but we are 30 minutes from downtown pittsburgh that has all the great shopping, restaurants etc.
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October 23rd, 2012, 11:35 AM
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Ha I used to live in Pocatello. But last year moved to a suburb of the Twin Cities which is 60,000. But the entire metro area is close to 4 million or more. Quite a shock from where I used to live.
Oh Pocatello... I used to date a guy that lived in Pocatello. I bet it is quite a change
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October 23rd, 2012, 11:49 AM
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I live in a suburb of Charlotte, NC. Our city has 80k people. Our house is in the historic downtown area, so we can walk to a lot of small shops and restaurants. The rest of our city is really spread out and doesn't have a lot of sidewalks. I drive most of the time. DH and I grew up in Charlotte, with over a million people. We never walked anywhere there. Too much traffic!
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October 23rd, 2012, 11:52 AM
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I live in a suburb of Charlotte, NC. Our city has 80k people. Our house is in the historic downtown area, so we can walk to a lot of small shops and restaurants. The rest of our city is really spread out and doesn't have a lot of sidewalks. I drive most of the time. DH and I grew up in Charlotte, with over a million people. We never walked anywhere there. Too much traffic!
My in laws are North Carolina! Well they live in Mill Spring, but the rest of the family lives in Charlotte Hubby is trying to convince me to move next summer but we haven't decided between Charlotte or possibly going into South Carolina. But he has found more job prospects in Charlotte
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October 23rd, 2012, 12:19 PM
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Our town is very spread out. I could walk to a few places but mostly have to drive everywhere. We have about 250,000 people here.
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October 23rd, 2012, 12:35 PM
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I live in a smaller city, about 23,000, part of the Triad of NC. The neighboring, bigger, cities have about 200K - 250K people. I *could* walk to a few things, but there's too many people in this small town, I don't trust that I'd make it alive!!
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October 23rd, 2012, 12:40 PM
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I live in Atlantic Canada, a SMALL town maybe 1000 people and we can walk to everything here, theres like 3 stores, no bank or anything lol
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