How walkable is your house?
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.
Walkable neighborhoods offer surprising benefits to our health, the environment, and our communities.
If having amentities close to home is important to you, this web app can give you a score which you can use to rate an address. But beware, this app can't judge street width, whether a neighborhood street is a freeway or a number of other important variables which make a huge difference in how walkable an area is.
For example, I checked out my address and got a score of 67. According to Walk Score, this means: "Some stores and amenities are within walking distance, but many everyday trips still require a car." And yet!
I live within 5 blocks of 4 bus lines. I live 3 blocks from the beer and ice cream store, 4 blocks from a pub that serves lunch and dinner, 5 blocks from a laundromat, dry-cleaners, pizza & BBQ, 6 blocks from a hardware and an independent coffee shop. I'm just 10 blocks from Mississippi, and 15 blocks from a library, full service grocery, and hell, even a Starbucks. And my place rates a 67?!?