Saturday, December 15, 2007
How walkable is your neighborhood?
A couple of months ago, some clever folks created a tool called "Walk Score." As the software developers say on their website, Walk Score is designed to "help homebuyers, renters, and real estate agents find houses and apartments in great neighborhoods. Walk Score shows you a map of what's nearby and calculates a Walk Score for any property. Buying a house in a walkable neighborhood is good for your health and good for the environment." Go ahead, type in your address, see what's nearby, and find out on a scale of 1:100 just how walkable your neighborhood is. (FYI: we scored a 78.)