What is your home's walkscore?

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  1. gymfresh

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    I scored a 6. How is that for bad.
     
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    I moved from a 77 to a 26 and I dislike the change. Most of the places I could walk to are not pleasant walks because of the lack of sidewalks, terror of being struck by cars, the weeds and brush, and drainage ditches.
     
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    I feel super lucky now! My neighborhood scored a 94 for walking!

    It's also a good area for cycling, as there are abundant bike lanes and a (mostly) aware populace of drivers.

    The only bad thing is that the transit here's not super great. Scored a 41 on the site - they're extending the light rail out this way, though, which will be fantastic.

    Walk Score of 90025
     
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    My walk score is a 55, but I can walk to the Y (20 minutes), the grocery store (25 minutes), the taqueria :tongue: (15 minutes), and several other important places--a bookstore, two coffee houses, downtown and its bars and restaurants, etc.

    If I had more time, I could walk all over the older parts of my city. :wink:

    NCbear (who needs to get off my butt more often and exercise more :tongue:)
     
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    Was curious so I did my home town and got a 72. Much more walker freindly.
     
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    My neighborhood only scored 25 points. There are no sidewalks, so winter sucks even more because it is almost impossible to walk anywhere because of way they plow the streets.
     
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    95 now...grew up in a 31 neighborhood. Made the right move there :)

    Man, Manhattan is almost all 100...mildly jealous.
     
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    You do know you just gave all of LPSG your address, don't you?:wink:
     
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    90. The sad thing is, I still want more. :tongue:
     
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    I could almost guess my scores in advance...
    Honolulu 17
    NYC 97
     
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    62... but no way in hell am I walking in Pottstown... that's too close to a slum. o3o
     
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    98!

    Which is remarkable for a Southern city/neighborhood (though, Richmond, VA probably shares an urban typology more similar to a northern [northeastern] city than most southern cities).

    Closest restaurant is on the ground floor of the building I live in (at least 7 more within a 1 block radius and countless when you get out to 2 blocks). YMCA is 1 block south. Closest bar* is at the end of the block. Closest 'entertainment' is the next block (a stage theater). 2 bike shops within a block or two. A not-for-profit thrift store on the same block.

    Anyone from Richmond can probably guess the block (if not the very building) where I live.

    The city just hired a new "Bike Czar" (err..his official title is Bicycle, Pedestrian and Trails Coordinator or something) so I'm just crossing my fingers that the approved bike lanes will be painted soon!


    *VA has strange alcohol laws so we don't really have bars in the traditional sense.

    The house I grew up in has a walk score of 35.
     
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    Sounds like paradise at both extremes...
     
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    I currently live in a 74, but my hometown is a 41. (Even 41 seems awfully high, though.)
     
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    My home ranks 42, which is odd.

    I say odd, because I can walk to the grocery store, via sidewalk, in 5 minutes. I can walk to the vet (3 minutes), several restaurants (3 minutes), 2 elementary schools (7 minutes each), several parks (4 minutes), a library (10 minutes), a gay bar (15 minutes), a barber (3 minutes)... and several high profile office buildings (2 mins or less - they're literally on the other side of the block), and all of this is via sidewalk! So why did my home score so low? (I suspect it's because most of my zip code is pretty rural).
     
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    Moved from a 48 to a 57. Sounds about right.
     
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