Walk Score is a Web site that tells you what you already know: In your New York City neighborhood, you can walk places, a lot more places than in a lot of other neighborhoods.
With the help of Google's local data, Walk Score rates properties between 1 and 100, based on the number of amenities located within a one-mile radius of its address. The aim is to measure what was once subjective, to quantify the "walkability"--the ease of living a car-free lifestyle--of neighborhoods across the United States.
Walk Score garnered media attention last July, when it ranked the walkability of the 40 largest cities in the United States and compiled a list of the country's 2,508 most walkable neighborhoods. read more »