What is Walk Score?
The Walk Score is a reflection of how easy it is to get around without a car. It uses a patent-pending system to measure the walkability of addresses based on the distance to amenities in the area. Using a variety of data sources including Google, Education.com, Open Street Map, Localeze, and user feedback, Walk Score promotes walkable neighborhoods for being “one of the simplest and best solutions for the environment, our health, and our economy.”
- 90 – 100 – Walker’s Paradise – Daily errands do not require a car.
- 70 – 89 – Very Walkable – Most errands can be accomplished on foot.
- 50 – 69 – Somewhat Walkable – Some amenities within walking distance.
- 25 – 49 – Car-Dependent – A few amenities within walking distance.
- 0 – 24 – Car-Dependent – Almost all errands require a car.
Why should you care?
- People in walkable neighborhoods weigh 6-10 lbs less
- Walkable places make you happier and healthier
- Short commutes reduce stress and increase community involvement