I live in a country where there is a lot of space in between things. Usually, that is not a problem and things look and feel open. The negative side of it all is that if you want to walk anywhere, it takes at least 10 min to get to the closest store.
My calves and shins may not agree with me on this but I love walking. It gives me a chance to think and relax. While I can do that while driving, I have to pay attention to more things and make more spur of the moment decisions.
Though in all honesty, I would rather read a book in a comfy corner. :-)