Vickie Munch, Guest Blogger, No Phone Number Available
Friday, January 4, 2019 at 11:48 a.m.
The walkable neighborhood concept is personal for me. Three years ago I downsized from a home at the city limits into a condo downtown. The change meant giving up our thirsty landscaping and put an end to heating and maintaining underutilized spaces. Moving was the catalyst for the joyful and liberating experience of living with less “stuff.”
Imagine the satisfaction of walking to workouts instead of driving to the gym. Walkers and cyclists see things that go entirely unnoticed from a car, and instead of sitting in traffic, one can observe the wildlife and meet people along the way! Good rain gear, waterproof walking boots, ice grippers and reflective clothing make this doable year-round regardless of weather conditions.
Since leaving the suburbs, the distance I can easily walk continues to grow and my personal car usage has probably been reduced by more than 75%. Servicing all areas of the city as a residential Realtor, this central location has also reduced business driving.
In the continuing journey, living more sustainably has now become an entirely addictive pursuit and I want to discover more about what others are doing in advancing goals for both the community and planet.
Here are some tips for those interested in living in a walkable neighborhood.
About The Author
Vickie Munch has been a Spokane Realtor for 40 years, and has recently taken on a leadership role with the Riverside Neighborhood Council. She loves living downtown!