Weekend Assignment #234: Tell me one good thing about the area where you live (city, town, or whatever). It doesn't have to be the best thing, just something that's in the plus column for you.
I guess the easy answer would be that we are close to everything. Sure, we don't live in the city, but in my opinion, we have enough close by to keep ourselves busy.
We have great restaurants here. We have a Rosebud, Shaw's Crab House, Morton's Steakhouse, Benihana, Texas de Brazil, and we have a Ruth's Criss steakhouse opening up one town over. Isn't that a great list of places to eat? I even left off Olive Garden! So you see, we have just as many over-priced restaurants as the city. Why spend even more on gas?
Do you like to shop? Well, Woodfield mall has you covered. Plus, we have a few other stip malls and lifestyle centers that have even more stores. Plus an IKEA! Yes, I said IKEA! I know that is a big deal for some people.
For entertainment we have a new arena that opened up about 5 minutes away. Of course, no band has been there that I want to see yet, but we do have a professional lacrosse team that plays there. You can't find that downtown. There is talk they want to build another outdoor stadium in the same area. The funny thing about that is they had one there and tore it down 15 years ago.
I'm kind of rambling here but we have a ton of things to do right here in my town, and just across the border. That is why I like where I live. I don't need to travel far to be entertained.
Extra Credit: How could that good thing be even better?
There was talk a few years back of moving the Chicago Bears out here and building a stadium. That might be interesting. It's not going to happen now though.