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What Is Your Walk Score?

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What Is Your Walk Score?

I just ran across this at a newspaper website. The idea is interesting. I typed my two addresses in Washington, D.C. and Fort Lauderdale in the box. The walkability scores were 98% and 67% respectively. On the whole, fairly accurate in this case. It's nothing scientific, but it's fun to see how various addresses in different cities score.

Walkscore.com

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71% for my home here in Tallahassee. That's pretty accurate. I walk a lot like for coffee, to some restaurants, post office, bank etc. A grocery store is really about the only necessity that isn't w/in walking distance.

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I'm 71 too in Memphis.

My in-laws in the suburbs are a 12!

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85 here in suburban NJ.

My work location in Midtown Manhattan, 100.

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2 out of 100 :) The nearest service is 0.94 miles away, but almost everything is available to me within 2 miles, which is pretty good for living in the country. And 2 miles is easy biking distance.

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38 here, I think that should be improved thanks to some new stores opening close-by as of late that weren't listed as options on the site. Overall though, pretty accurate and not surprising.

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I'm ashamed that my score is a 2. My work location is no better at a 12. My old residence in Chicago is a 97...how I long for those days again!

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Do you folks with single digit scores live in the country or extreme rural areas???

It isn't really rural but it isn't iconic urban development either (far from it). I live in a mid-sized subdivision surrounded by several small to large sub-divisions that were mostly built in the 80's and 90's. I hate that I don't have a nice row house right downtown but considering I live extremely close to my place of work it doesn't seem rational to do that. At least I'm not one that lives in the suburbs and travels an hour to work, I'm only five minutes from work.

My wife and I have discussed our next move which could possibly be a historic house in the immediate downtown area of our current residence, but I suppose we have some time before we are able to do that (financially). It really doesn't make sense to live in downtown Charlotte at the moment considering we would both be so far from work if we were to do that.

I'm honestly not sure why my number is two for where I live...it isn't THAT rural. I would give it an 8, maybe a 10.

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94! This is the Cambridge-Somerville line, about four miles from downtown Boston.

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My area where I live and work in Washington, DC got a rather disappointing 34 out of 100. Not much around here is within easy walking distance although I can get to my supermarket, a few restaurants and bars within 15 minutes.

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In Boulder I have a 69. In my home in Atlanta I have a 57, though it should be lower b/c the grocery store (Mr. Wick) isn't a grocery store.

I wish they would calculate how far your job is - my score in Boulder would be higher.

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52 in suburban Hartford. It should be better, it says the closest bar is over a mile away, yet there actually is one about .1 miles away, but it's listed as a restaurant....

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i got an 89 on federal hill in providence. it's a stone's throw from downtown.

a lot of the information on there is off because google doesn't update all that often. for example, it lists some places that are no longer there and misses places that are new.

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My current house, located in quiet 70 home neighborhood built in the mid 1960s has a 3. However, my office,which is located on the main road where all of big box stores for the area are, got a 77 and I feel significantly better walking in my neighborhood opposed to around my office.

However, the condo community that I want to buy in about 2 years, just off of Man Street (despite people thinking I'm stupid to do that) has a socre of 77.

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