Naval Square reminds me of Stepford. Not sure if that's good or bad but don't drink the water.
I have always thought that if i lived in a suburb i would never live in an apartment or town house, what's the point. But here well this is one of the only places this development makes sense.
I know several people who live there and am over often. From what I can see the majority of people tend to drive to stores and drive back. A few walk but that is rare.
Besides cleaning up a possum farm there is one thing it did give to the community that hasn't been mentioned. It took greys ferry sidewalks away from being a parking lot. Put trees up that are well tended and keeps their side walks outside very clean.
Those are all good things for the community.
It's a false sense of security though. There have been thefts in broad daylight. The lack of security in this gated community is actually appalling. But then i've always wondered at the general lack of security in residents of Philly as opposed to NY. I have broken into friends locks when they were locked out for them. Once even had to break down a door. If I can do it, it's not a good lock, or a good door.
The people don't even socialize with each other outside of saying hello when walking around their lawn.
They pay for the privilege of going to a park without trash, or someone coming up to them begging for money or using it as a public toilet.
I can understand the appeal, and do enjoy that aspect when I visit. But overall, I don't any more of that development good for the city really in the long run. I hope there aren't any more communities popping up. Otherwise we would all simply be living a city that isn't a city anymore, its suburbia.
I wonder what it will look like in 20 years, it has the potential to look like any other of the projects if not very well maintained. Already some amenities, like their own vans to center city etc have been stopped because the majority of the residents own cars. However their bike racks are all full during the day. Not sure what that means but i find it interesting.
"If you're going to tell people the truth, you better make them laugh; otherwise they'll kill you."
- attributed to both George Bernard Shaw & Oscar Wilde
"I never clean up after my dogs, because I have trained them to run with me off leash while I ride my bike the wrong way on the sidewalk."
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