The Post asked readers to write about what they loved about their homes, and Marc Fisher has a summary. Everyone, city and suburb, enjoyed public spaces and contact with neighbors. Only the manner of that contact varied from county to county, with more neighborhood restaurants and churches in Prince George’s, more intercultural interaction in Montgomery.

Fairfax residents love nature but seem least happy overall, lamenting the congestion, long commutes, rising housing prices and lack of Metro. “Many suburban residents love where they live but labor to pry open hours in which they can take advantage of what they’ve worked so hard to be near. City residents lose out on amenities such as libraries and recreation programs, and on essentials such as strong schools, but gain something some find equally precious: time.”

David Alpert is Founder and President of Greater Greater Washington and Executive Director of DC Sustainable Transportation (DCST). He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He lives with his wife and two children in Dupont Circle. Unless otherwise noted, opinions in his GGWash posts are his and not the official views of GGWash or DCST.