Today we are going to explore another interesting website, called Walk Score, which finds walkable place to live for customers and calculates a walk score for any address.
Walk Score calculates the walkability of an address by locating nearby stores, restaurants, schools, parks, etc. Walk Score measures how easy it is to live a car-lite lifestyle—not how pretty the area is for walking.
If your Walk Score is anywhere between 90–100, you are in " Walkers' Paradise". 70–89 is "Very Walkable" score allowing you to get by without a car. Scores from 50–69 are for "Somewhat Walkable" places, where you still have your stores close by, but other trips still require transportation. Anything below that, shows that the address is "Car-Dependent".
Another interesting feature on Walk Score is the data under "Property Details" coming from Zillow ( see past coverage here) that shows price, taxes, estimated value, nearby school districts and recent house sales in the neighborhood.
Walk Score along with Zillow and Property Shark http://my.opera.com/LibraryImportant/blog/2007/04/05/look-up-real-estate-with-zilloware essential Internet tools for library customers who are looking to buy and rent real estate property.