Lindingo

Lindingo

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1 day ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - HGTV Urban Oasis 2015 ... · 1 reply · +1 points

No kidding. The next town over from me is now the 49th most populous town in the state. When I lived there as a child, we didn't have sidewalks in front of our house and didn't need them. Now there are sidewalks--and speed bumps! All of the fields I used to roam in are gone.

2 days ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - HGTV Urban Oasis 2015 ... · 1 reply · +2 points

When entering starts, you can send him a tweet from one Coop-ster to another on how to win his own Asheville home. :)

3 days ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - The Sweepstakes Entry ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hi, Tiffany. Peace to you. I know this will be such a sad loss for you. I am glad you two had so much time together, but I know it is never enough. ((((Hugs))))

3 days ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - HGTV Urban Oasis 2015 ... · 0 replies · +2 points

I hope you get to see it! They don't seem to be doing tours anymore, though. I wonder why not. It was so much fun for us and it raised money for good community causes. I don't know where the downside was for HGTV, other than working out logistics so it wouldn't annoy neighbors, and that doesn't sound like much of a hurdle.

3 days ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - HGTV Urban Oasis 2015 ... · 0 replies · +4 points

There are builds where I think a blogger influence would be a huge asset to grasp the nuances of the area, but I am guessing Linda already has a good feel for North Carolina. I bet she will be forced to go more modern than is appropriate--for a BUNGALOW, sigh--but there is nothing another voice could do to thwart that inevitability.

4 days ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - HGTV Urban Oasis 2015 ... · 0 replies · +2 points

YES. And it would raise ratings for all of those shows.

4 days ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - HGTV Urban Oasis 2015 ... · 0 replies · +6 points

No wonder this Asheville neighborhood doesn't seem urban to me. In NC, Asheville is the eleventh most populous city, with a bit more than 87,000 people. In CA it would be around 87th. The eleventh most populous city in CA is Santa Ana, with a third of a million people.

Considering the size of Ashville, I really take the point now that an urban home would be in the downtown.

I'm not complaining! I'm just observing that people are right that the bungalow is not urban. :)

4 days ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - HGTV Urban Oasis 2015 ... · 3 replies · +5 points

Yes, what you are describing would have been urban and fine for me, too. I have a friend who lives in a tiny cottage behind a big house in SF. That was my idea of a real Urban Oasis. Your own space, all hidden away, and yet the entire city at your fingertips.

My background asthma has decided to become front and center, so I really have to consider how exhausted I am going to be when I get to any destination, even one that is quite close by. Oh, well! I loved my hiking days, but aging is what it is. :)

4 days ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - HGTV Urban Oasis 2015 ... · 2 replies · +6 points

Ah, now I see what you are saying. I happen to adore that little neighborhood, but there is *nothing* urban about it. Not even sidewalks! I'm not sure I would even call it suburban, although there is no other option.

But I am so drawn to this sort of barely developed place, I am one happy camper. It's true, it is going to be the most scrumptious house on the street when HGTV is done, and I know that is not recommended from an investment angle, but from the perspective of perhaps living in that house for the rest of my days, it puts such a happy smile on my face. :)
https://www.google.com/maps/@35.575165,-82.597024...

4 days ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - HGTV Urban Oasis 2015 ... · 6 replies · +3 points

Thanks for the details! Five miles from center of downtown qualifies as an Urban Oasis for me. It would take me a 30-minute drive to get to Oakland and one hour to get to SF, so for me a 5-mile car drive is very close. :) You're right, it's not walkable for me at this point in my life. When my car was broken and I had to walk the 2 1/2 miles from BART to my house, that took me an hour. So for me to walk to downtown and back I think would be a 4-hour round trip. Well, at least I certainly would get exercise! But I don't see myself walking it.

For me, this looks like the best of both worlds. Very close to a downtown by car, and still nice and quiet, which is what I like best. I have to go look at the existing house now....

My heart goes out to all of the people who actually loved the prospect of highrise living, even though that was never what made my heart sing.