clearedtoland22 OP t1_iz187yt wrote

As an NYC ex-pat, one of the most favorite and notable changes now living in a suburb is the sense of community. I actually know our mailman, sanitation folks, bump into the mayor, and our elected officials - and neighbors of course. As a lifelong NY’er, it feels strange that I actually have access to these people.

Obviously, the complexity of our infrastructure or size of our population is by no means comparable. I’m more active in the communities out here because I don’t feel like a drop in the ocean.