Website rates “walkability” of a home

With gas prices reaching an all time high (last week I paid $4.89/gal) people in Seattle are turning to a new website called http://www.walkscore.com.

The creaters of Walk Score measured the Walk Score of 77 Seattle neighborhoods and created a walkability map to help you find Seattle’s most walkable places to live. The site sizes up restaurants, schools, parks, shopping and other destinations and then gives the neighborhood a score of 0-100.

Walk Score helps people find houses and apartments in walkable neighborhoods. Walk Score shows you a map of what’s nearby and calculates a Walk Score for any property. Living in a walkable neighborhood is good for the environment and good for your health. Wouldn’t it be cool if this was a feature of every listing that hit the market?

Visit www.walkscore.com to find out when Walk Scores will be available in your neighborhood.