I am now working in the same zip code as I live, and It's a beautiful thing.
My morning commute consists of a stroll down tree-lined streets while enjoying mansions, cafes, shops, museums and antiques dealers along the way. These first couple of weeks, I've been shuffling through puddles of bright yellow leaves and enjoying the sight of the crumpled faces of jack-o-lanterns put out to the curb. I've had some blue & white sky mornings and some misty evenings.
There are some beautiful sights along the way.
My new work space is even better than I was imagining. We're having fun moving things around, arranging and rearranging spaces, scavenging in the storage room for things to repurpose, and even doing some yard-sale shopping for some final touches.
I love it that I can walk two blocks and have my choice of about 10 different places to get a good lunch. This is also a dangerous thing! I think I'm going to have to put myself on a lunch budget. I love it that it's an "easy" 40 minutes of exercise a day. I really really enjoy being out in the air…not filtered or heated or cooled or flavored, but just the air (okay, there's some exhaust fumes in there, but it's not that bad on this particular walk!).
I'm liking this change very much.
edit: okay, I found a drawback to commuting on foot: take one large city bus, one smallish-sized puddle and one pedestrian wanting to cross the road and you get one rather wet pedestrian. it's one of those things you laugh at when you see it in the movies…not so funny when it's ME!