Why I dig where I live now

I had to make a trip to my local post office (to pick up my Matt & Kim signed goodies <3) and decided to make a morning of it by wandering over to the farmer’s market nearby. I remembered during my walk about how I’d long wanted to live in Falls Church…and now I do!

  • The bus actually runs all day 7 days a week.  Not like I’ll ever take it, but I know I have that option.
  • 10 minutes from work.  Beat that!
  • 10 minutes from the gym at work.  Again, doubtful I’ll take much advantage of that, but hey, you never know.
  • Great farmer’s market on Saturday mornings.  It was surprisingly quiet there today, but I guess it’s not primetime for markets yet.  (Bonus:  I can measure its approximate distance from my place by the length of the extended version of New Order’s “Blue Monday,” as I was nearly home this morning by the time the song finished.)
  • Cool restaurants nearby.  Taco Bamba, Mad Fox Brewing, I think Pupatella is not far (still haven’t been there after years of wanting to go), the Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken is opening soon…good times.
  • Very walkable.  Sidewalks everywhere in the City of Falls Church (CFC).
  • Also lots of cute houses (that I will never be able to afford) in CFC.
  • Close to two Metro stations.  It’s the Orange Line (bleh), but hey, at least I can be in Arlington somewhat quickly and not have to worry about parking!
  • CD Cellar.  I have to keep myself from wandering in here whenever I’m nearby. Great selection of used albums, and some new goodies too.
  • I can walk to my local Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods.  There aren’t sidewalks the whole way, but it’s only a 15-minute walk to either, so one day, maybe I’ll actually avail myself of that.
  • Close to 495 and 66.
  • CFC is being built up a little bit, with the addition of new (almost certainly extremely expensive) apartments.  Not sure that this is necessarily a great thing, but curious to see what it will mean for the city.
  • Close to the hot mess that is Tysons Corner mall (but mostly Shake Shack). There’s a reason I only go there on weekdays after work, but again, it’s here if I want it.

So, your turn:  Why do you love where you live?

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