This morning the TV was on and the NYC mayor was saying there are 28,000 people per square mile living in New York City (or some part of NYC – I wasn’t really listening). Vince said “28,000 per square mile??” and we both laughed. We started counting neighbors. I’m not sure there are 28 people per square mile out here where we live. We sat here, counting and we believe there are 6 people living within our square mile.
When we moved here, you may remember that we struggled to find a house. We had so many things we wanted. No close neighbors was one of the things on our list. We definitely got that wish and it’s one of the things that makes it so hard to leave here. Every time we think of a place we might want to live, look at real estate and realize that pretty much everything we want . . we have right here, except for that little family in Missouri!
This lifestyle isn’t for everyone, obviously, but it’s so perfect for us.
Oh there’s no way. That’s about 27999 too many people! I live in a small town and can hardly wait to move back to the country!
Judy Laquidara says
I understand there are people who would curl up and die living where we live so I’m really not putting anyone down or mocking their lifestyle. We are all different and we can respect differences. But, when we look at houses online and I look out the window and there’s another house within reaching distance or all I can see is roof after roof, I really feel kinda sick. At the same time, I feel blessed and thankful to have found the place we found.
It’s no wonder there are so many people ill in New York City. It is not possible to have social distance with that many people crammed into such a small area!
Susan Nixon says
Rat’s maze, to me. I have space around my house because there’s a ravine out back, with woods going down. I live on a regular street, but from the 70s, so probably four houses to an acre, except that I have those woods and that ravine. It’s why I bought this house. It still seems crowded sometimes. I will like living on 10 acres in the outback of northern Arizona when we get to that day. And if no one ever “drops by”, that is fine with me!
Judy Laquidara says
I know you will like it much better there. I hope it happens soon.