Unit 20 What's Most Important in Choosing Where to Live
Where we choose to live can have a huge impact 00 our juggle. Living in an unfriendly neighborhood, or one where residents move often, can make it harder to find child-care help or other support. On the other hand, settling in a peaceful rural hamlet may seem like a great way to calibrate your juggle-until you realize you can't make a living relying on the slow dial-up Internet access available there.
A recent survey tackled the question of what bonds us to the places we live, and its findings suggest the quality of our juggle is a more influential factor than economists might think. (1) Given a choice, most people don't care as much about the local economy as they do about the social offerings, physical beauty and openness of a locale, says a recently released survey of about 14,000 people in 26 communities by Gallup and the Knight Foundation.
Those intangibles-how warm, welcoming and fun a community seems to be-are apparently why people living in Miami tend to like it even more than they did last year. Residents of Minneapolis-St. Paul had an above-average regard for their town even "B.F.-Before Favre" joined the Vikings, this article reports. (2) Even in hard-pressed Detroit, citizens are liking life a little more than recent years，perhaps because of better parks, green spaces and recreational opportunities, marked by Investments in bike paths.
In my case, living in the Pacific Northwest is a trade off. My town of Portland offers wonderful outdoor-sports access, edgy culture and natural beauty. However，as one who has worked in journalism and publishing all my life, I find many of my career contacts are a continent away, in New York.
Juggle readers, you have commented in the past on regiona1 differences in the juggle. (3) Dressing everyone, including srnal1 kids, for frigid weather cornp1icates the daily routine. And the quirky amenities some of you have cited in your comments-such as the feral pigs and ducks wandering in parts of Hawaii-can lighten one's mood and outlook.
1. Given a choice, most people don't care as much about the local economy as they do about the social offerings, physical beauty and openness of a locale, says a recently released survey of about 14,000 people in 26 communities by Gallup and the Knight Foundation.
本句是一个复合句，says前面的成分充当says的宾语。of about 14000 people...Foundation介词短语作后置定语，修饰survey。 given a choice过去分词短语作条件状语。
2. Even in hard-pressed Detroit, citizens are liking life a little more than in recent years, perhaps because of better parks, green spaces and recreational opportunities， marked by investments in bike paths
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3. Dressing everyone, including small kids, for frigid weather complicates the daily routine.
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