A while ago (when I had a car) I read somewhere that the average Medieval citizen rarely moved outside their small village. I imagined that was a stultifying existence.
However, in the years since I've abandoned the automobile, I realize I rarely travel anywhere beyond 5 miles from my house.
Some may see this as a serious impediment for a modern lifestyle. I personally see it as a limitation, but not necessarily a serious limitation. The only thing I imagine myself doing beyond 5 miles is visiting a distant Trader Joe's to pick up some neat food at a reasonable price. Despite that, I've been able to eat well without ever having visited Trader Joe's.
There is also a cinema about 6 miles from my house that I sometimes miss, but not a lot.
What about you? Do you have a fixed car-free zone? How the hell do you survive?