There are many factors that will go help in the decision when you purchase your next home. Of course, location plays a major factor in most sound real estate purchases. To help find out how “walkable” a neighborhood is, you can check out this nifty web site that will give your neighborhood a “score” based on the amenities near by.
My neighborhood in South Tempe scores a “decent” 66. At 70, a neighborhood is considered “very walkable” according to the guys at Walk Score. Here is their break down..
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!
Most of our valley is pretty spread out and the thought of walking to conveniences isn’t even a consideration. Give your house a try.. It is kind of fun..
Thanks to my buddy Brad at TechKnowBabble for the find!