Monday, December 13, 2010

Pella Love: Proximity

proximity, n., The state, quality, sense, or fact of being near or next; closeness
One of the things that we love about Pella, and especially about where we live, is how close we are to things.  In this post I'll attempt to tell you just how close we are to a variety of places and things in town...
Within a block:
- The Royal Amsterdam Hotel
- Monarch's Restaurant
- The Molengracht
- The Hospice Comfort House
- A couple of churches
Within two blocks:
- A multitude of businesses, including our insurance agent, chiropractor, and a nail salon
- The Windmill and Historic Village
- The Library
- The Police Station
- Our church
- A ball field
- A theater
- More restaurants
Within three blocks:
- Many more businesses, including Smokey Row
And... the list goes on... after that, we have Central Park, the bakery, parks, daycare, the post office, our bank...
All within walking distance.
Adam walks to work every day; sometimes he bikes.  About the only time he drives is when it is raining.  Pella Corp is within a mile for him.
The hospital where I gave birth to my two children... seven blocks.  The clinic?  Eight.  A college?  Six blocks.  Grocery stores and Wal-Mart within two miles...
It's hard to deny that we live in a really great location.  (You hear that, house buyers?  Buy our house!)  We realize that moving to a bigger city means things are further and further away.  We have always remarked on our fortune in regards to our location, and hopefully we will find that we did not take it for granted.  And, maybe... just maybe, we'll find something else just as great.  :)

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