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Dependence on cars and one supermarket per city: why ours is unusual in one-story America

Although many people think of big cities like New York, Chicago or Los Angeles when they hear the word “USA,” the vast majority of the country’s residents live in what is known as single-story America. Therefore, the author of the blog "Elena in America" ​​on Yandex.Zen I decided to tell you what it’s like to live in a “dormitory” town of 15 people.

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Next - from the first person.

This is completely dependent on the car, because there is no public transport. Around alone houses and roads, roads and houses ... Ah, well, more squirrels!

Is it possible to walk somewhere? Oh sure! Let's see where you can get without a car.

There is one medium-sized supermarket in the town - Kroger. From our house I can walk to it in 30-35 minutes (one way). We don’t have our own post office, so when I need to send a parcel, I go to another city - 45-50 minutes on foot (one way).

How to get to the neighboring city? Cross the road! It's not a joke.

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Well, at least we have separate mailboxes for sending correspondence. The nearest one is a 20-minute walk away. If you need to send postcards to my subscribers, it's quite easy to do.

You can also reach several restaurants on foot - the nearest one is 20 minutes from us.

Can I get to the park? You can, for about 45 legs.

Since we don’t have any enterprises in the city, everyone, except the owners of small shops on the main street and those who work from home, go to work in neighboring cities - who knows where. Greg gets to the office in 30-35 minutes.

And what’s more important is that we are lucky - we have sidewalks everywhere. Yes, you guessed it right - not everyone is so lucky, and not all one-story towns in America have sidewalks in residential areas. But there is no sidewalk - you can’t get anywhere on foot!

Well, that’s all, basically. I hope that with this post I once and for all answered the question that they ask me on Instagram: “Why doesn’t anyone walk in your stories?”

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There's nowhere to go for a walk. It’s easier to jump into the car and get where you need to go. And on foot... Well, there is nothing to do here on foot, unless you really want to walk, but even with us this rarely happens - it’s a pity to waste time on the road, or the weather is bad.

Original blog post "Elena in America" ​​on Yandex.Zen.

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