The initial comment in this otherwise excellent lead-in to a new series in the Sacramento News & Review, is somewhat off-base, as most Sacramento suburbs are extremely well planned, to serve their primary purpose—housing families—and are very walkable, especially the newer ones.
An excerpt from the Sacramento News & Review article.
Suburbs: Sometimes we say we hate them because of their often hastily planned and unwalkable streets, their lack of nightlife and their decentralized, sprawling commercial zones. But really, we also love them for their vast acreage, lush greenery and kid-friendliness. There are a ton of great shops and food in the burbs, too, if you can find the right strip mall (you’ll probably need a reliable GPS). Indeed, much of the cool stuff in the Sacramento-area burbs seems hidden, known only to a few locals. That’s why we created Best of the Burbs.
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