Sunday, July 20, 2008

Walk Score


Walk Score http://www.walkscore.com/rankings/ehas rated San Francisco, New York, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle, Washington D.C., Long Beach California, Los Angeles and Portland Oregon as the top 10 most walkable cities in the U.S. There is also a place where you can look up how your neighborhood scores. Houston is number 26 on the list if you live in Montrose, River Oaks, or downtown. I live between River Oaks and Montrose and this wasn't a big surprise. If I didn't have to work I could easily live without a car. My area is becoming more and more urban everyday with lots of shops and restaurants in easy walking distance of my home.

2 comments:

helen said...

Yes, walk score is real a good idea! But why only walk score?
How often do we walk nowadays? More and more people drive cars.
I have also tried one more service at http://drivescore.fizber.com/. It is called Drive Score.With the help of it you can see how close establishments are by car. Try! It's really a perfect idea!

Fourdogmom said...

Hi Helen,
That's a pretty neat tool especially if you are planning to move. My house scored a 71 which is in the low end of the very good range. It means I can get anywhere I need to go in 10-15 minutes by car.