What’s Your House’s Walk Score?

Ken AshfordRandom Musings2 Comments

What is Walk Score? Walk Score helps people find walkable places to live. Walk Score calculates the walkability of an address by locating nearby stores, restaurants, schools, parks, etc:

90 – 100 = Walkers’ Paradise: Most errands can be accomplished on foot and many people get by without owning a car.

70 – 90 = Very Walkable: It’s possible to get by without owning a car.

50 – 70 = Some Walkable Locations: Some stores and amenities are within walking distance, but many everyday trips still require a bike, public transportation, or car.

25 – 50 = Not Walkable: Only a few destinations are within easy walking range. For most errands, driving or public transportation is a must.

0 – 25 = Driving Only: Virtually no neighborhood destinations within walking range. You can walk from your house to your car!

Walking, of course, is not only good for the environment, but it is good for your health.

Go here, type in your home address and find out your home’s "walk score".

For the record, my home’s walk score is zero.  Nada.  Goose egg.  That means to get anywhere — like a store, or restaurant, or whatever — I have to use my car.

Of course, I already knew this.