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View Poll Results: best nearby amenity
my office 11 13.75%
supermarket 26 32.50%
pub 4 5.00%
range of small shops 7 8.75%
theater / cinema 2 2.50%
health club 4 5.00%
park 14 17.50%
something else 12 15.00%
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Old February 5th, 2013, 04:22 AM   #21
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Subway station. Supermarket.
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Old February 7th, 2013, 05:47 PM   #22
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From my apartment, I have quite a few amenities within easy walking distance.

My office is 7 blocks away.

I am surrounded by parks and the riverside woodland is only about a ten minute walk from me!

At least 150-200 bars, clubs, pubs, restaurants and art galleries within walking distance.

Cultural facilities galore. My gym is also 2 blocks away.

There is a bus stop right in front of my building (although I rarely use that route), but also the circulator, "BRT" and commuter train system are all within a couple blocks.

So the two things that i wish i was closer to:

Grocery/Supermarkets. There are 2 minimarkets and one medium sized-supermarket within walking distance, although the supermarket is about a 30 minute walk which in my opinion is a little far. There is a good farmers market during the summer/autumn, only 2 blocks away.

There are very few (if any) shops of any kind. Needing any sort of good other than food, I must take transit at least 20 minutes.

But I don't have a car, so proximity to work (my source of income) is most critical.
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Old April 23rd, 2013, 11:16 PM   #23
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The liquor store is a stone's throw away from me.
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Old April 25th, 2013, 11:16 PM   #24
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WHat I don't like are the traffic jams nearby.
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Old April 26th, 2013, 12:05 AM   #25
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Theres's a big Carrefour supermarket 600m away from my house..
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Old April 27th, 2013, 02:30 AM   #26
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A subway station!
Yes, absolutely.

I also prefer to be able to walk to work. So, my office comes a close second.
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Old April 27th, 2013, 04:28 AM   #27
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minimarket, parks, office.
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Old April 28th, 2013, 01:11 AM   #28
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A small neighborhood centrum with a small market-place/plaza, café, grocery-store, pharmacy, barber, ATM, restaurant, youth recreation center and a nearby school. Oh wait, I got all those 150 meters from my place.
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Old April 28th, 2013, 04:28 AM   #29
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2 huge Malls with super and hypermarkets and everything inside.. plus another upcoming mall to open on December.
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Old April 28th, 2013, 12:47 PM   #30
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A decent cocktail bar would be nice. My office building has a gym in it and there're a few supermarkets close to subway hubs in downtown Stockholm so I don't need to worry about grocery shopping.
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Old April 28th, 2013, 07:34 PM   #31
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The subway!
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Old April 28th, 2013, 09:02 PM   #32
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Old April 29th, 2013, 12:21 PM   #33
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I myself have always been fan of greenery so I will require tranquil setting as well as serene forests. Luckily I have both
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Old April 30th, 2013, 01:34 PM   #34
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1st Station
1 minute walk from my front door. Most appreciate this.

2nd Local high street
Supermarkets, restaurants, bars, all about a 5 minute walk away. Convenient when I need it, although I frequent other urban centres more often.

3rd Parks
Several near my place, one with a good football pitch which I'm grateful for.
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Old May 19th, 2013, 12:37 PM   #35
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Transport: Motorway and Train Station/Tram Station/Bus Station
Parks/Green grass
Supermarket
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Old May 19th, 2013, 08:41 PM   #36
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OXXO <3, it's the mexican version of 7eleven you can find OXXOs in almost every corner of Mexico, you can find from frappe and a lot of junk food to headphones and cellphones.



and also Farmacia Guadalajara, it's like Walgreen's or CVS
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Old May 22nd, 2013, 10:55 AM   #37
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A hospital.

I'm pretty sure I can endure a short commute in order to shop. But when I'm having a heart attack or get into an accident, nothing beats being close to a building full of medical staff.
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Old May 23rd, 2013, 12:22 AM   #38
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Monday-Thursday: subway
Friday: supermarket
Saturday: strip club
Sunday: park
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Old June 14th, 2013, 12:38 PM   #39
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In my flat here in Singapore, supermarket is 300m west. Bus stop is 10m east. Nearest hawker is 50m north. Primary school is 10m north, secondary school is 100m south. My office is 300m north. Nearest mall is 10 mins by bus.

Unfortunately, I don't stay in this flat as most of the time I'm on a business trip
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Old June 15th, 2013, 02:54 AM   #40
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There are parks, restaurants, theaters, banks, church, post office, stores, school, fire station, bike path, gym, pharmacy, pond within a quarter of a mile radius from my apartment. There's a huge hospital within a mile, a train station within 3 miles and a huge shopping mall within 5 miles.
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