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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By Katie K, Ode Magazine

18 comments

Laura R.
Laura R4 years ago

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

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Nils Anders Lunde
PlsNoMessage se4 years ago

ty

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Krystal M.
Krytal M5 years ago

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.

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Jennifer C.
Past Member 5 years ago

Thanks for posting.

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Danuta Watola
Danuta W5 years ago

Thanks for the information

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KS Goh
KS Goh5 years ago

Thanks for the article.

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Rosie Lopez
Rosie Lopez6 years ago

TY!

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Kay O.
Kay O6 years ago

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.

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Pat Tyler
Pat Tyler6 years ago

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

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Keironn P.
Past Member 7 years ago

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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