Kris Tesar, 72
When we first moved here, I was leaving all my friends and family behind on the East Coast. We had no relatives here at all and I really felt like our neighbors became our family.
I feel very safe and well cared for and we all know to come to each other’s aid when somebody’s sick or needs something.
We have very caring and friendly neighbors. When we moved here, we were barely out of our car when our next-door neighbor came over bringing cookies.
It's just idyllic here. The land is beautiful. We have such beauty, charm and green spaces.
My family room has a big bank of windows that look out into the Forest Ridge Preserve and I watch the wildlife.
I've never been so attentive to the squirrels, but we have different types of squirrels, different types of birds, raccoons, foxes and wild turkeys.
I don't know how many people can look out their back window or sit on their deck and see this parade of wildlife that visits me every day.
I just came back from a visit out to Massachusetts to see my 96-year-old mom on her birthday. Everyone was saying, “Now that your husband is retiring soon and the kids are grown, aren’t you going to come back?” I always thought I would go back but now, I’m not so sure.