What Makes a Great Neighborhood?

There are good neighborhoods and there are great neighborhoods in the eyes of potential buyers.  But there are common traits that buyers look for in a neighborhood and one is a high Walk Score.

1.  Walk Score

Walk Score measures the walkability of any address using a patented system. For each address, Walk Score analyzes hundreds of walking routes to nearby amenities.

Walk Score also measures pedestrian friendliness by analyzing population density and road metrics such as block length and intersection density.

Walk Score® Description
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 errands can be accomplished on foot.
25–49 Car-Dependent
Most errands require a car.
0–24 Car-Dependent
Almost all errands require a car.

If you would like to check out a neighborhood walk score, see  Crime, Walk Scores, and Schools.