6. You feel safe most of the time. Walking around at night is generally not a problem. You can leave a bag on the other side of the park while you chase after your kids or your dog and fully expect it to be there, untouched when you return.
7. As a result, you’ve stopped wondering “Where are the parents?” when you see small groups of five-year-olds walking to kindergarten, clad in their high-vis gear, without an adult in sight.
An added bonus is their occasional polite and cheery greeting as they pass you on the street.