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Daily English 1297 - Types of Neighborhoods

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Shari: Okay, ready to see more homes? I’ve lined up several for you to view this afternoon.

Ron: Yes, I’m ready. It’s hard finding just the right type of neighborhood to move to.

Shari: Yes, it’s been difficult, hasn’t it? How long have I been showing you homes?

Ron: About three months.

Shari: That’s right. First we looked at homes in planned and gated communities and in the bedroom communities around the city, as you requested.

Ron: That’s right. At first, I thought I wanted a quiet place to live in my retirement.

Shari: That’s why I also showed you homes in retirement communities.

Ron: Yes, but once I saw them, I changed my mind. I’m retired, but I’m not dead. I decided I wanted a livelier neighborhood, someplace with more action.

Shari: That’s why I showed you homes in the historic district and in the redeveloped waterfront area, both of which are very pedestrian-friendly.

Ron: Yes, but the more I thought about it, the more I wanted to be in the middle of the action.

Shari: That’s why, today, I’m taking you to the urban core. We’ll look at homes in the downtown area, the arts district, and a couple of ethnic enclaves. We’ll visit some high-priced neighborhoods and some up-and-coming.

Ron: Great! I think house-hunting has given me a new lease on life. This is fun! I could look at home after home after home.

Shari: That’s what I’m afraid of.

Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

Category: Daily Life