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Walk Score

As an increasing number of homeowners seek neighborhoods within walking distance of the places they visit most, area Realtors are taking advantage of a new online tool that ranks neighborhoods based on their "walkability." Walk Score, launched in January, measures the walkability of neighborhoods in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom using a proprietary algorithm. The Walk Score system — accessible at walkscore.com — awards points on a scale of 1 to 100, based on the distance of a property to the locations of nearby stores, schools, parks, restaurants and more. (the rest of the article)