Study: Walkable neighborhoods have happier people

The cited study supports our efforts in Dennisport and West Dennis to restore the Live, Work, Shop environment found in these two villages. We have accomplished a tremendous amount in revitalizing the downtown. And, in recent months, we have started to bring more residents into the area. More housing is on the drawing board, and the state has proposed modifications to Chapter 40R that could breathe new life into that Dennisport zoning effort.

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/greenhouse/post/2010/12/walkable-neighborhoods-happy-people/1#.UgG2op-3PVW

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2 thoughts on “Study: Walkable neighborhoods have happier people

  1. Don Robitaille

    Who would have ever thought just 2 years ago that you couldn’t find a parking space downtown at 9 p.m. on a Tuesday night. The concert ended at 8 p.m., but downtown was still busy an hour later. Hans DeCastellane had a painting class with about 15 women. Aunties Ice Cream was standing room only. All 17 tables were taken and there was a long line at the counter. BZ’s also had a good crowd. It was just as busy when I left with my 2 grandsons at 9:30 p.m. I think a new appropriate tag for downtown would be ” downtown Dennis Port, the best little downtown on the Cape”.

  2. Daniel Fortier Post author

    Absolutely outstanding! We need to find out how to update the WalkScore for the village. It got a bump up when Buckies opened. It should be moving higher now.

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