Suggestion to help us all-I saw this on East Atlanta Village usergroup.
You can post it here or within your neighborhood’s usergroup but post the Station Name/ Station Address-Location/ Date & Time of Gas Purchase/Cost Per Gallon in the Subject line of emails or posts so that we can all stay current on where there is gas around our neighborhood.
For example if you purchase gas at the Exxon Station at the corner of
Oak & Joseph Lowery on Sept 27th at 10:00 AM and paid $4/Gallon the Subject
Line of your email/ post would look like this:
Exxon/Oak& J Lowery /Sept 27th 10:00 AM/$4.00
This way we could easily see where people were finding gas and all other relevant information, without even having to open up the email.
(Thanks Ed Gilgor of EAV, I hope you don’t mind us copying your idea! )
The real cost of housing is significantly higher than we think when transportation is factored into the equation, according to a joint study by the Center for Neighborhood Technology and the Center for Transit Oriented Development.
These organizations have developed a database that measures affordability in 52 major metropolitan areas around the country. Its interactive maps show the cost of housing alone as a percentage of income and then the cost of housing plus transportation as an income percentage.
The farther from public transportation a community is located the higher its cost of living. In some cities, the cost of housing is less than 30 percent of income, but when transportation is added in the costs can be as much as 65 percent of income.
“Gasoline at $1 and gasoline at $3 are whole different worlds,” says Dave Van Hattum, program manager for the St. Paul-based Transit for Livable Communities. “This (Web site) map brings it home to people.”
Source: Center for Neighborhood Technology and St. Paul Pioneer Press, Bob Shaw (04/22/2008)
This is why I Iive in the West End of Atlanta 🙂 We have Marta at our door- the bus, train and the most important feature a New Yorker (like myself) can ask for…..SIDEWALKS!!! Now we will have the BeltLine, bike paths and a trail to other neighborhoods. At this time, there is no better place to buy Real Estate in GA.