Monday, July 16, 2007

How Walkable is Your Neighborhood?

Walk Score helps people find walkable places to live. Walk Score calculates the walkability of an address by locating nearby stores, restaurants, schools, parks, etc.

Try it here.

4 comments:

Liza said...

Most of my favorite neighborhoods score in the 90s.

But my house only got a 73. And we live car-free. Let's do a little contest.

Who has the lowest score?

Living carfree in a 85+ neighborhood is cake.

Does anyone live in a neighborhood in the 60s? That is truly pushing the carfree envelope and making it safe for the carfree tribe.

As they say, "We Are Everywhere."

Editor said...

Our carfree house gets a 78.

So Liza is still the champ.

lauren b. said...

The address of the apartment I'm living in this coming school year gave me a score of 23. So I looked up other student apartments around town, and one of them got a 72.

But I still plan on walking to class (almost 2 miles away) and using the bike for grocery shopping.

(Oh, and my home address didn't do much better - 29!)

Robert said...

My home address came up 68. This is a walkability score, not a carfree score. A carfree score would take in to account things like mass transit, car sharing and demographics (it doesn't really matter to me where the schools are.)