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Walkscore: Mine's 97, What's Yours?

Walkscore: Mine's 97, What's Yours?

You hear it all the time: Walking is one of the best ways to get in an extra workout without even really thinking about it. That's great if you live in a place suitable for walking, but many of us don't live in such walking friendly cities.

A fun site to checkout online is WalkScore.com. It calculates the walkability of an address by locating nearby stores, restaurants, schools, parks, etc. This is especially great for traveling or apartment hunting because you can lookup any address and Walkscore will give it a score. My home address now got a 97 and I couldn't be more thrilled -- With a score like that I have no reason not to get in my 10,000 steps a day! What score did your address get? Share it in the comments section below.

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beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
not very high because not all of the schools, restaurants etc are mapped.
brittanyrae brittanyrae 9 years
3 out of 100 .. but i guess i already saw that one coming
misslarue misslarue 9 years
I live on a lake and got a 2...the walking is beautiful here, but way too far to walk to the nearest store..
rachel5476 rachel5476 9 years
34! Not good. And the things that are nearby I wouldn't go to.
cravinsugar cravinsugar 9 years
I live across from ta mall to Mellie!
aflower aflower 9 years
i LOVE LOVE LOVE this site. i live in a 3!!! now. i plan on moving, though. this will be EXTREMELY useful. great find.
svenska svenska 9 years
82 for me. I thought it would be higher in downtown San Diego -- apart from the big Target-type stores we've got everything else, but then again it didn't get nearly all the european and Italian food stores I have right downstairs from my loft.
vigilante vigilante 9 years
85 for me. I noticed a lot of stuff isn't on my map, perhaps if I added things onto the site my score would be higher? I do walk everywhere, so I'm happy with where I live!
mellie_608 mellie_608 9 years
My score was 74/100. Ok, I guess. I thought it would be higher since I live right across the street from a mall!!
kiddylnd kiddylnd 9 years
I got a 75, but upon inspection of the places listed there were a TON of things that were left off. I'm betting it's actually much higher.
priceless priceless 9 years
I am moving from a 4 to a 54 , Clemmons NC to Charleston SC , well west Ashley but still much better.
Heidi_Fleidi Heidi_Fleidi 9 years
My little mountain town only got a 9 but that's based on how many businesses are around? We have hiking trails up the wazoo and no one really drives anywhere-everybody walks. So my score for it is 100! :)
tooq2love tooq2love 9 years
my score is 38 :P very interesting!
mlmoreno47 mlmoreno47 9 years
My score for my house is 32! That's suburbia for you!
facin8me facin8me 9 years
I got a 42. I thought it would be higher because I live in a pretty nice surburban neighborhood with grocery shopping, drugstores, parks, and restaurants all within walking distance.
bandages bandages 9 years
I got 85. I'd say that's pretty good for this area.
cageyme cageyme 9 years
I got a 42. However, I think that where I live is great for recreational walking even if there aren't a lot of shops, etc., within walking distance. There are trails along the river and some quiet streets.
CillaB8 CillaB8 9 years
88 for my house, 95 for my job.
njg212 njg212 9 years
I actually scored 100, but I live in Manhattan (UES) and walking is how we roll...
trabetbro trabetbro 9 years
Only 14. But, I live in the 'burbs.
ailene ailene 9 years
The WalkScore at my address is 49. The only thing that could make the WalkScore better is to take into consideration things like crime rates and sex offenders living in the area to affect the walk score. After all, there are a few places nearby that I can walk to... but sometimes I'm apprehensive of walking anywhere without carrying pepper spray. So the WalkScore should also take into account the safety of the area as well.
Mollish Mollish 9 years
Hmm...my apartment got a score of 83. But I think that is because there is one little Japanese area near me and EVERYTHING there shows up (all of the random little markets show up as grocery stores and the walk up boba places show up as coffee shops). Also, the movie theatre they show only plays Rocky Horror on Fri/Sat @ midnight. But eh, it could be worse. At least it is safe, although overwhelmingly boring.
fashionhore fashionhore 9 years
I got a 57 which I think is good for a smaller town. I walk everywhere anyway. It's so much easier than trying to find a parking spot on the road--plus, I am a college student.
SDJackson SDJackson 9 years
Ah, man! I'm moving tomorrow, and my new house has a score of 32. The apartment I live in now has a score of 85! I knew I was going to miss this neighborhood, and this just points out all I'm giving up. Sad day.
sil2op sil2op 9 years
It didn't even find my address! Our neighborhood is pretty new though.
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