What would you miss about the suburbs if you were forced to move to a city?
Yet another conservative conspiracy theory holds that the United Nations has a secret plot to collectivize private property in order to end suburban sprawl and encourage sustainable development. It made me wonder what’s so great about suburbs that conservatives want to make like Chicken Little.
To me, suburbs are death. No sidewalks. You can’t walk anywhere. You have to drive everywhere. No one gets exercise. No one gets to know their neighbors. You live there in order to have a bit of land, and privacy but you are surrounded by thousands of others who want the same, and the result is you get no privacy, only a bit of land, no pastoral views and a much longer and more dangerous commute.
What am I missing? What do you like about the suburbs?