A neat new website (which unfortunately is buckling under the weight of its newfound popularity; The Dirt had to visit several times before getting it to work) called Walk Score allows users to find out how walkable their community is based on an algorithm that calculates distances to walkable businesses, transit, and parks near an address. Walk Score provides a score of 0 to 100, with 90 and above being a “walker’s paradise” and 25 and below being “driving only.”
The Dirt was happy to see its own mass-transit and walking-friendly neighborhood scores an 81 on the Walk Score scale. How does your home rate? It’s also nice to see that Walk Score is open about its current limitations: read “How It Doesn’t Work” for more details, or if you don’t like your score!