What Is Your Neighborhood Walk Score?

OneEyedDiva

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Location
New Jersey
It's very important to some retirees to find places to live that are close to lots of amenities, especially for those (like myself) who can no longer drive. Some of us may be lucky enough to already live in very walkable areas, again...like me. The walk score for my neighborhood is 97 a "Walker's paradise". You can check the walk score and the availability of public transportation for your neighborhood or an area you may be considering moving to here. They also list how bikeable it is and apartments for rent in the area with their walk scores.
https://www.walkscore.com/score/
 

Aunt Bea

SF VIP
Location
Near Mount Pilot
62

Everything I need on a regular basis is within a half-mile or approx. 5 city blocks.

Things have changed so much in the last few years that pretty much everything I need can be delivered.

My neighborhood is a little bit gritty but it's safe to be out and about alone during the daytime. Like any city neighborhood, you need to be aware of your surroundings.
 
62

Everything I need on a regular basis is within a half-mile or approx. 5 city blocks.

Things have changed so much in the last few years that pretty much everything I need can be delivered.

My neighborhood is a little bit gritty but it's safe to be out and about alone during the daytime. Like any city neighborhood, you need to be aware of your surroundings.
i think mine is safe during the day as well. for the most part. i think some of that may be changing with the pandemic and all. people are causing more trouble during the day now.
 

Bonnie

SF VIP
Location
TX
49 Car-Dependent here. No public transportation.

While that is the case, my apts. offer free rides a few days a week to area stores and doctors for tenants. (They own a bus)
I have my own car and still drive, but it's nice to have that option when the time comes.

Like @Aunt Bea, I've come to reply on home delivery for most things anymore.
 
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SetWave

Well-known Member
Location
Monterey Bay
Where I reside, walking score is 0, public transportation is 0, and bike score is 5.

I guess you could say I live way out in the boonies. lol Very rural and love all the peace and tranquility it offers.
Same here only the bike score is a 6 which seems high as the road is narrow with little shoulder and people drive like maniacs.
But, yes, living in the boonies is peaceful and tranquil (except for the maniacs . . . )
Not for much longer, though . . .
 
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moviequeen1

Well-known Member
Location
Buffalo,NY
The neighborhood where I grew up&still live is very walkable 84,a few local stores don't need to use the car.The local bus transportation stops 65,very convient for me, are down the street from my apt building, 88 for bikers which doesn't surprise me since there are lovely neighborhood streets,nearby park to ride by
 
23 - Car dependent neighborhood for most errands.
At least for now DH and I are cool with that. Should we become unable to drive we'll look to Uber, taxis, deliveries or our kids.

Lots of trade-offs in life. The downside of living amidst grocers, pharmacies, doctors, etc., is much higher levels of traffic, noise, litter, and so forth.

Great topic, @OneEyedDiva!
 


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