Walk Score

You have to check out Walk Score. This website allows you to calculate the walkability of an address based on its proximity to local goods and services Walk Score uses Google Maps, and it rates your destination on a scale of 1 to 100.

My rankings:

  • Parent’s house in Staunton, VA: 22 out of 100
  • JMU Apartment in Harrisonburg, VA: 46 out of 100
  • UVA Apartment in Charlottesville: 80 out of 100

  1. Anonymous

    I believe that walk score is cool, but nowadays more and more people prefer to drive cars. Homes are often located in an area where some establishments are easier to get to by car than on foot. I’ve recently found a type of service on Fizber which is called Drive Score. It shows a map of what establishments are in your neighborhood and calculates a Drive Score based on the number of places within a convenient driving distance.

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