I just discovered a great blog, The WASP Manifesto. It is incredibly well-written and thoughtful. One of his (I say "his" although I'm not certain, as the blog is anonymous) early posts, entitled "Happens Every Day" (October 1, 2009) deals with the importance of community to WASPS.
It is definitely worth a read. I especially like this line: "If Middle America spent on beach cottages (on whatever beach or lake) what it spends on cruises, Middle America might find itself much more widely contented." Coming from the Mid-West, all I can say is, "Amen."