Walk Score

Here is how to determine what the Walk Score is ------

How It Works --
This measures the walkability of any address:

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.


Walk Score uses a patent-pending system to measure the walkability of an address.   The Walk Score algorithm awards points based on the distance to the closest amenity in each category.  If the closest amenity in a category is within .25 miles (or .4 km), we assign the maximum number of points.   The number of points declines as the distance approaches 1 mile (to 1.6 km) - no points are awarded for amenities further than 1 mile.   Each category is weighted equally and the points are summed and normalized to yield a score from 0-100.   The number of nearby amenities is the leading predictor of whether people walk.