We live in a quiet neighborhood next to a park. We have public transit directly across the street from our home. And although the outside temperature may read one extreme, our home will maintain a comfortable inside temperature set to our specification.
Amenities are a 30-45 min walk from our home. Or a 5 min drive. The university is a 10 min bus ride from us, or a 30 min walk.
We are a family of a husband and wife and two little girls (one is 1 year and the other is 1 month). We have two large dogs; lab-x and husky-x. Our dogs are both nearly 8 years old, and very well trained inside dogs. Don't get me wrong, they do also love the outdoors. But they have grown accustomed to their inside home lives.