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What’s Your Walk Score?

What’s Your Walk Score?

How walkable is your neighborhood? Is your grocery store or coffee shop close enough to walk to, or do you find the need to jump into the car every time you need a carton of milk?

Walk Score, www.walkscore.com, will rate how walkable your neighborhood is by calculating the distance your home is compared to groceries, restaurants, coffee shops and more.

If you score low, this might be a good thing to keep in mind next time you are shopping for a new place to live. Walking is beneficial for your health, in reducing greenhouse gases and also allows you to support local businesses.

What’s your neighborhood’s walk score?

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4:22AM PDT on May 4, 2013

Underground and tram everywhere here where I live, plus many supermarkets in walking distance, and the river too =)
In Vienna, you don't need a car :D

4:18AM PDT on May 4, 2013

ty

7:51AM PST on Mar 6, 2012

We live in the countryside, on a farm. Pretty much nothing is in walking distance, except our mailbox, which is a bit over a mile away. We walk to it everyday.

12:34AM PST on Feb 23, 2012

Thanks for posting.

2:00AM PST on Feb 19, 2012

Thanks for the information

4:48AM PST on Feb 2, 2012

Thanks for the article.

2:44PM PST on Feb 4, 2011

TY!

9:39AM PDT on Jul 15, 2010

I appreciate places where there is a positive residence/commercial factor. I choose not to own a car
and I walk everywhere. I do use mass transit and I also follow
this concept when I travel~domestically and internationally.

12:08PM PDT on Jul 6, 2010

I can walk to all the Mt trails,my office,the Good Earth grocery store, Local market,faarmers market,post office,movie theater, restaurants, acupuncture, chiropracter,bodyworker,friends,hardware and nursery store,banks, all the many stores,my entire family and even the gas station to put air in my bicylce tires..
Pat

5:21AM PDT on Apr 29, 2010

If your score is low, might be a good thing to keep in mind the next time you buy a new place to live.
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