Tuesday, January 10, 2012

2 - Penurbia

One of the things that attracted me to Sadsbury Park was the penurban setting. Although fairly close to the city of Coatesville, it has a distinctly different flavor. It sits in the fringe between rural Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia suburbs and exurbs. It's far enough away from metropolitan areas to have fairly dark skies, which appeals to the amateur astronomer in me, but not so far away that good shopping and services aren't available. There are farms and stores nearby where one can easily source local produce, but also large grocery stores aren't more than 10 minutes away. The area is rural enough to be peaceful, but suburban enough not to feel isolated.

1 comment:

  1. Great description. This pretty much sums up what we love about Hanover. Although it is not too close (about 45-50 minutes) to any major urban areas, there are just enough amenities there for us, surrounded by beautiful PA countryside and farmland.