Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Find your home's "walk score"

Enter your address into this website and it will map out the mileage to the nearest grocery stores, bars, coffee shops, restaurants, etc. The grocery store is a lot closer to us than I would have thought, but we still only score a 37 out of 100 making us 'car-dependent'.

5 comments:

Ethan said...

ugh! 14 out of 100. not very good walk score

BrookeB said...

25 out of 100....we are car dependent, which pretty much follows our lifestyle! oh well, we are lazy.

Chris & Erica said...

66! I love my 'hood. I walk to work every day! E

Silky Jess said...

This website is awesome. We are dependent, too. Although, my work got a really high score because they include the gas station store as a "grocery store".

Tibo said...

I believe that walk score is cool, but nowadays more and more people drive cars.
Homes are often located in an area where some establishments are easier to get to by car than on foot. I’ve recently found a type of service on Fizber. It is called http://drivescore.fizber.com/.
It shows a map of what establishments are in your neighborhood and calculates
a Drive Score based on the number of places within a convenient driving distance.