Using Google Maps, you can now see what the “Walk Score” of any address may be. A Walk Score calculates the walkability of an address by locating nearby stores, restaurants, schools, parks, etc. Pretty cool stuff.

Check it out here. 

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2 Responses to Walkscore

  1. Isabel says:

    I believe that walk score is convenient, but nowadays more and more people drive cars and they are interested also in drive score. I’ve found this type of service on http://www.fizber.com. Drive Score shows a map of what establishments are in a property’s neighborhood and calculates a Drive Score based on the number of places within a convenient driving distance. Homes are often located in an area where restaurants, libraries, grocery stores, hospitals and other businesses are easier to get to by car than on foot.

  2. stormwater says:

    We’re thinking the purpose of the WalkScore is to AVOID DRIVING….. so, thanks for your comment, even it may be more grey than green….. Automobiles and gratuitous driving is what got us into this environmental and social fix. More walking can help get us out – AND you feel better doing it! STEP AWAY FROM THE SUBURB, Dear Isabel…

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