This is an important subject these days. One way to decrease your environmental footprint is to live close enough to common retail shops, restaurants, and gathering places so that you can walk or ride your bicycle (thus, not expending gas fumes into the air by leaving the car at home) to said locations. In Harrisonburg, living Downtown is a great place to start! There are many options for housing in the Downtown area, and of course, a plethora of restaurants (including fine dining, casual fare, bars, coffee shops, and cultural flair) and retail shops (like thrift shops, home goods, the bike shop, etc.). Even the farmer’s market would supply your produce each week!