What’s Your Home’s Walk Score?

We’ve written here before about the impact that a home’s location has on that building’s “shade of green”.

WalkScore.com provides a nice online tool to measure your home’s “Walk Score”, a combination of walkability, proximity to neighborhood amenities, and access to transit.  Just enter your address and see where the walkability chips fall.

Portland has the tenth highest Walk Score among US cities.  Interestingly, Los Angeles is #9, showing that despite its car-orientation, the City does boast some very walkable neighborhoods.  I guess it challenges some of my Portland chauvinism … (no, maybe not.)


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