Walk Score is a website that helps people find walkable neighborhoods for free. Walk Score calculates the walkability of an address by locating nearby stores, schools, parks, restaurants, etc.
Once you type in the address, walk score will give you a number result. The higher the score, the more walkable that neighborhood is, while the lower the score means you better have a car.
How Walk Score Works
Walk Score uses a patent-pending system to determine the walkability of an address based on the factors below:
- The distance from the address to a walkable destination
- Calculating a score for each location
- Combining these scores into an easily readable number result
How Walk Score Does Not Work
- Street width and block lengths
- Topography (hills)
- Bodies of water
Another good use for this website is if you are a walker or a jogger and you would like to find the distance you are walking or want to walk, this is the perfect site for that in most situations.
So, give Walk Score a try and see if you live in a walkable neighborhood.