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Old 11-29-2019, 04:23 PM
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Iím procrastinating and found a site where you plug in your address and they give you a score from 0-100 on how walkable your place is to stuff.

https://www.walkscore.com/

What is your walk score? Mine is 0. We are over a mile away from everything. The house I grew up in has a score of 63 with a bike score of 59.


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Old 11-29-2019, 04:32 PM
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My house got 74 Very Walkable, 52 Good Transit, and 79 Very Bikeable. We walk to our dentist and our grocery store. Lots of restaurants are within walking distance too. This is in Seattle.
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Old 11-29-2019, 04:48 PM
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Mine is 16, no surprise there! Iím surprised itís not lower, but I guess there is one SMALL area of town that is vaguely close enough to walk to, if you enjoy going up and down hills for at least an hour!
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My walk score is 8.
Old 11-29-2019, 04:57 PM
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I'm a little surprised it's not lower. We have to drive at least 20 minutes to get anywhere other than a very expensive grocery store, Sonic, and Casey's.
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Old 11-29-2019, 05:02 PM
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Iím a 76. Walkability was one of the musts when I was searching for my retirement home. I know itís not important to some people, but it is to me because I hate parking and I like patronizing local businesses. I walk to restaurants, the dentist, for a haircut, to the library & Community Center, andówait for itóto the hearing aid place. I do drive to the grocery store and the doctor, but some weeks thatís all the driving I do. Oh yeah, and Iím a block from the Pacific Ocean. Not for everyone, I know, but it suits me.


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Old 11-29-2019, 05:05 PM
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I got a zero walk score and a 13 for transit. It is possible to get to a bus, but you have to walk over a mile and a half down a 50 MPH road with no sidewalks to get to a stop. Pretty soon we'll have a grocery store near that bus stop, so I sure wish they'd put in some sort of bike lane or walking path!

I envy Amiga's walkability and also 4leaves! We are NOT in a city, until recently we drove by cows to get home from town.
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Old 11-29-2019, 05:06 PM
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I was surprised by our score of 65. We could walk to some things BUT it is an uphill climb if you get off our block. Bike score is only 35 due to crazy traffic.
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Old 11-29-2019, 05:30 PM
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11... I figured mine would be 0 too!
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Old 11-29-2019, 05:30 PM
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It was a bit inaccurate because there were about half a dozen coffee/eating spots on the map that no longer exist in my area. It also based my walkability score on the walking, driving, and biking to a small city 60 miles away. I live 1/4 mile from the small downtown area.
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Old 11-29-2019, 05:35 PM
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I live in a solidly residential area. You can walk, but it's all houses and open space. And that's exactly how I want it. I don't want businesses near my house.


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Old 11-29-2019, 05:54 PM
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I was given a 0 walkable score and an 8 for bike. We live miles from anyone and anywhere.
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Old 11-29-2019, 06:53 PM
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I got a score of 39. Iím not surprised. I live on major streets and not near anything.
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Old 11-29-2019, 07:10 PM
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We got a 3. We're definitely residential. I would LOVE to live in a walkable city. I do love this area and just have to settle for it being "golf cartable".

I've looked at that site before when DD was deciding where to live after college. She's a city girl like me. It was a fun site to play around with!
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Old 11-29-2019, 08:32 PM
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Walk score of 34 and bike score of 26. I would like to be less car dependent.
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Old 11-29-2019, 09:02 PM
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Mine is a 10 for walking and it was rated 'somewhat bikeable' at a 24. I would actually walk to the places nearby before I would ride a bike.
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Old 11-30-2019, 02:44 AM
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I got 30 but Iím not sure how. Nothing is walkable. We have no public transport other than buses to the high school in town.
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Old 11-30-2019, 05:20 AM
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My address got a 28, yet I could walk to a decent mall without crossing any major roads if I wanted to. I can also walk to a grocery store, hairdressers, multiple restaurants, two convenience stores, and some small stores. Our public transportation is awful, though, and we're not good for biking. I guess compared to a city it's not as walkable but for sheer availability of basic needs I think it's pretty walkable.
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Old 11-30-2019, 05:36 AM
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I live a mile from our small downtown with restaurants, banks, post office, city hall, library, a few shops, Performing arts theater, coffee shops, businesses. It is maybe 4 blocks long. Easy walk for me through residential neighborhoods. My doctor and hospital are 1/2 mile in other direction.

Bigger stores, grocery stores are 2-3 miles away. We do have a couple buses that run a few times a day going mostly from senior centers to downtown, other plazas and hospital/ clinic

Mostly you need a car. We have a state college downtown too and I think only 1-2 occasional Uber drivers ( if that!), but the bars are all walkable for the college too .
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Old 11-30-2019, 06:21 AM
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My town is in the outskirts of a city with preplanned residential /subdivisions - each with our own walking trails, private parks/pools, etc that we can easily walk to get there. I can easily walk the kids there from my house.

About 2-3 miles from my subdivision, we have 2 major drugstore chains, 2 urgent care centers, 2 fast food places, 3 sit down restaurants, and 2 bakeries.

4-7 miles down the road in different directions are 2 city parks, grocery stores, doctor offices, etc. etc.

Very pleased with the way things were preplanned from many years ago, so that residents can relax in our own neighborhoods and not even be aware of the hustle and bustle of things a few miles away.

As far as walking to these places? I only walk the kids to the neighborhood places. I drive everywhere else!
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Old 11-30-2019, 06:54 AM
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I want to add that, IMO, walkability doesnít have to mean living in a noisy crowded downtown. I have a walkability score of 76 and live on a reasonably quiet residential street. I walk to a small business district which I canít see/hear from home. Those businesses donít infringe on my daily life in any way. It doesnít have to be either/or. It is possible to live quietly with lovely neighbors and still be able to walk to a business district.
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Old 11-30-2019, 08:43 AM
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I got a score of 49. It surprises me. I mean there are things within walking distance, but not really anything useful. Mostly residential and businesses (not really restaurants and stores). I suppose I could easily walk to the library. The grocery store is 2 miles. I'm not going to walk there since I can't really carry much back with me.
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Old 11-30-2019, 09:39 AM
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I scored an 82. I live in a thriving community in a big city. Parks, local shops, great restaurants, schools, churches, library, community centre, public transit. All within a 10-15 minute walk. I love it. I put in my parents home. It scored a 92.
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Old 11-30-2019, 12:01 PM
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I live a six minute drive outside of my little town, a town which scores a 70 on walkability and 78 on biking. I get the peace and quiet of country living, and a vibrant little town for shopping, entertainment, and business needs. Iím surprised the walkability score wasnít higher even. It is a very walker-friendly place.
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Old 11-30-2019, 02:02 PM
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I've used that site heavily any time I've moved. For me, actually being able to walk to things (vs. a short drive) isn't as important, but I want things fairly close by so I'd use it to see what kind of stores, restaurants, etc. were in the areas I was looking in. My current place has a score of 48, but most things I want are a short drive away.

I used to be a lot more concerned about the public transit score as I used to use our rail system a lot. My previous apartment was across the street from a rail station. However, as Uber/Lyft got more popular I started using those a lot more. Even with the station across the street, getting downtown was always over an hour vs. a 15-20 minute ride with Uber. I liked having the rail as a back up option or if I was really trying to budget, but most of the time it was way more convenient to use Uber anyway. This time I'm about a mile from the station and I don't miss it at all. If I were ever truly in a bind, I could go to the rail station a mile away and then catch a bus back home, which drops off close to my house.
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Old 11-30-2019, 02:50 PM
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1....1 flashing red light, gas station, dollar general, post office, church, elementary school, cemetery...there is no public transportation...30 minutes to the nearest downtown by car, lots of farmland...so that score doesn't surprise me...
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