Walk Score

Posted on April 8, 2009 Under Eco

Walk Score assesses the “walkability” of a prospective area by locating nearby stores, restaurants, schools, parks, etc. The application measures the ease with which you could navigate a neighborhood on foot, not necessarily the safety of doing so. Walk Score peppers Google Maps with local conveniences, making it a very popular widget for real estate websites. In the current economy, knowing the nearest watering hole to your new condo is important info indeed. San Francisco ranked in the #1 spot for city with the most walkable neighborhoods, followed closely by New York. Despite the old Missing Person’s song, Los Angeles came in at a decent 9 out of 40. I guess people just choose not to walk in L.A.