Walk Score measures how easy it is to live a car-lite lifestyle. It uses a patent-pending system to measure the walkability of addresses based on the distance
to amenities in the area. Using a variety of data sources including Google, Education.com, Open Street Map, Localeze, and user feedback, Walk Score promotes
walkable neighborhoods for being "one of the simplest and best solutions for the environment, our health, and our economy."
How Walk Score® Works
90 - 100 - Walker's Paradise - Daily errands do not require a car.
70 - 89 - Very Walkable - Most errands can be accomplished on foot.
50 - 69 - Somewhat Walkable - Some amenities within walking distance.
25 - 49 - Car-Dependent - A few amenities within walking distance.
0 - 24 - Car-Dependent - Almost all errands require a car.
Why should you care?
People in walkable neighborhoods weigh 6-10 lbs less
Walkable places make you happier and healthier
Short commutes reduce stress and increase community involvement