Suburbs from the City
Note: before I start writing, I am from a small city, and had no idea what defined the "suburbs"
In the suburbs all of the houses look the same. There are no businesses to work at near by. If people need to shop, go to work, or go to school they have to drive for a descent amount of time to get to them. The suburbs are really quiet and separated from everything. They are very well kept up, everyone likes their yards and houses clean, and proper. Since it isn't a big city area there's not a lot of driving here, unless leaving the area altogether. It is very pedestrian friendly, narrow streets, wide sidewalks ( I realize now that this is not true, but this is what I wrote). People are usually getting around on foot or bike.
Since the main idea of the suburban area is separation from the city, it is not technically a neighborhood on it's own. Neighborhoods consist of anchoring institions (school, library), streets, niches (gas stations, grocery store), public gardens (parks), and private gardens (Prof. B. Agee, Arch. 1401).
After analyzing the areas in class discussion I realize now that I was wrong, and the suburbs do not favor pedestrians over vehicles and that infact most do not even have sidewalks. I guess I felt like I did an okay job of describing them otherwise from what I heard people say. That the niches are away from the houses, and if people do walk around they just get to more houses. I know now that people in the suburbs drive everywhere for the most part because walking will only get you to more houses. However, you don't necessarily have to go to the cities for supplies, boarding the suburbs are convient stores, grocery stores, malls, etc.