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Website of the Day: Walk Score

Today's Website of the Day is a site that will help you get active and get to know your neighborhood a little bit better. With Walk Score, you can type in a particular address and it will calculate the proximity of that address to nearby restaurants, stores, schools, parks, etc. A walk score at the top of the search will determine the "walkability" to certain locations. For instance, 90-100 is a walker's paradise as most errands can be accomplished on foot, whereas 25-50 is not walkable as only a few destinations are within easy walking range- so you'll have to jump in the car. Featured on lifehacker, the site also provides famous celebrity locations and the walkability to these hotspots. As most of the listings come from Google, there's a possibility that some businesses may be missing.

To learn how to post your favorite sites to the Website of the Day group, just

I know that this long list looks scary, but trust me, once you get the hang of it, it'll be a snap the second time around.

  1. First of all, join the Website of the Day group
  2. Click "Create and Share!" on the left hand side
  3. Choose "Blog"
  4. Give your photo a Title
  5. Leave the category as "general"
  6. Change the channel to "technology and gadgets"
  7. Add keyword(s) (for example mine for this photo was "Website of the Day")
  8. Click on the "Add Image" link below the "body" box
  9. A popup window will happen - click on "Browse" to find your image on your computer
  10. Once you have the image chosen, click "Submit"
  11. The popup will show you your image, choose size: "normal" - if you want, you can give it a title (which will show up as a caption)
  12. Click "Insert" and the popup will go away
  13. Your "body" box will now have some text in it. Leave it as is. If you want to add some text before the picture telling me why you love the website, do it before the code that has appeared.
  14. Click Submit

So join the Website of the Day group and share information about all of your favorite sites! Yours just might end up on the geeksugar homepage!

Join The Conversation
Phil Phil 10 years
ah, I'm disappointed! My house only got a 38. I rarely rarely ever drive and walk whenever I want or need anything and I've seldome ever had the immediate need to actually drive anywhere. And then there's always public transit which can get me around the city or downtown where literally everything's in walking distance. I wonder if there is a bicycle version of this website!
DCStar DCStar 10 years
Wow...I got a 97.
zastone zastone 10 years
Got it! Was just missing a step. Really enjoy checking out all the websites of the day.
conanho conanho 10 years
this is super it!
zastone zastone 10 years
I feel a bit silly asking but I tried following the instructions to post a website and after joining the Website Of The Day group I don't see the 'Create and Share!' option on the left. Am I missing something obvious? Thanks!
sassy3lady sassy3lady 10 years
My neighborhood got a 32, but I already knew it wouldn't be that good. I practically live in my car
velvetavalon velvetavalon 10 years
my neighborhood got an 82! this service is perfect for a place like the bay area where people are all about walking!
verily verily 10 years
I got a score of 52, which is pretty good considering that I live in the outer corner of a sprawling city as opposed to a tightly packed metropolitan area like NYC. I've got a grocery store, library, video store, drugstore, several different ethnic restaurants, and a comic book store within 15 minutes of walking, so I consider myself pretty set. I can even walk to work (3-4 miles away), but it takes an hour and it's too hot in the summer.
c0rkie c0rkie 10 years
oh my goodness! i was just about to link it to team sugar and ask you to feature this as website of the day! it's like you read my mind! lol
ALSW ALSW 10 years
Interesting idea. Not all that helpful to me, but still, could come in handy I suppose!
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