Sunday, April 20, 2008

What is your walk score?

Just ran across this interesting site that can help give another perspective on the value of location when looking for a place to live.

This handy tool allows you to enter your current or potential future address and get an idea of the walkability of the area. It takes into consideration the distance of locations such as schools, restaurants, parks etc. from you and scores it on a scale of 0 to 100 to give you an idea how walker friendly the area is.

So if getting away from the daily commute or simply cutting back on those short trips to the store is a key consideration in your next move then check out Walk Score.

By the way, my area only scored a 25 but fortunately for us most of our driving is a relatively short commute for my wife. Check it out and let me know how your area stacks up in the walk friendly arena.

Photography by hortongrou

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