You already know that walking is good for your health. And you probably already know that neighborhoods with lots of foot traffic support a better quality of life for the people who live, work and play in those communities.
But do you know whether your home is rated as a “Walkers Paradise” or “Car Dependent”? Do you know how each of those ratings increases or decreases your home value?
Walk Score rates locations based on how walkable they are. They take into consideration walking distance from a specific address to services, art galleries and museums, clubs and nightspots, shopping, restaurants and delis, everything you need to live without a car.
So, What’s your Walk Score?
To take advantage of the information about a location’s walkability, just enter a street address on the Walk Score website. The site will populate a map of venues within walking distance on a map, and rate the walkability of the location. The Walk Score ratings are:
90-100 Walker’s Paradise – Daily errands do not require a car.
70-89 Very Walkable – Most errands can be accomplished on foot.
50-69 Somewhat Walkable – Some amenities within walking distance.
25-49 Car-Dependent – A few amenities within walking distance.
0-48 Car-Dependent – Almost all errands require a car.
According to Walk Score, the following characteristics make a community walkable: Read more →