"Let's go for a walk." Now that spring is here in earnest, you may find yourself frequently uttering this phrase. There are many good reasons to go for a walk--to get some fresh air, burn some calories, enjoy the trees in bloom. And, depending on where you live, you can accomplish all of this while actually getting someplace you need to go.
In most of suburbia, walking is a recreational activity and driving is a functional one. In certain towns, though, feet are a perfectly viable mode of transportation. I am fortunate enough to live in Montclair, New Jersey, where I can walk to the supermarket, the bank and the post office. My teenage sons ride their bikes to school and to their friends' houses.
As gasoline prices continue to climb, I love that I have a free, non-polluting way to accomplish many of my daily tasks. I suspect that there are many folks who feel as I do. Maybe that's why, despite a sluggish economy and a generally weak housing market, Montclair real estate continues to be highly desirable. I'd love to show you around; let's take a walk.