Wednesday June 10, 2015
To walk is cathartic. It helps us relieve stress, unwind after a busy day and it's great exercise. But many times when we walk we don't really take in our surroundings. We're too busy texting on our phone or having a tough conversation inside of our heads.
And what a shame that is because if you take a look around, really take notice, you'll immediately get a sense of why Walden is The Great American Neighborhood.®
"You won't find generic gray buildings in the same patterns; no cookie-cutter design that looks as though someone built it in their sleep."
So no more preoccupation! Vow to be present! Let's walk Walden together and we promise you'll notice things you've probably have never seen before. We've snapped a few pictures along the way...
Let's start at the entrance where you have The Shops at Walden that are all unique in themselves. Look down the narrow alley and corridors surrounding the shops and there are nooks and crannies that make you curious. You won't find generic gray buildings in the same patterns; no cookie-cutter design that looks as though someone built it in their sleep. Brick, cobblestone and other shapes and textures come together in a thoughtful way. And all of the edges are immediately softened with rows of trees.
Weave your way through the neighborhoods on curved, Belgian block sidewalks that are lined by some of the 300 trees that have been planted. TerraPark™ invites you to throw a blanket on its hilly spaces and enjoy some quiet time while the kids play. Walk by The Grove where 28 sycamore trees have been preserved along with 64 acres of preserved spaces throughout the neighborhood. Several mini "pocket" parks will pop up along the way as another great place to relax. Three miles of wood-chip trails make it easy to explore.
Before you know it you've probably walked a couple of miles and learned a lot about this special place.
What do you see now when you walk Walden? We'd love to hear from you.