by Jodi Summers
We love a city like Santa Monica because there is so much to do. If you are looking for a vibrant location to live with lots to do within walking distance? Then be sure to check out http://www.walkscore.com/
Walk Score http://www.walkscore.com/Â helpsÂ people find houses and apartments in walkable neighborhoods. Walk Score shows you a map of what's nearby and calculates a Walk Score for any property. Living in a walkable neighborhood is good for the environment and good for your health.
Walk Score looks at the distance to walkable locations near an address, calculates a score for each location, and combines all of the scores into a single measurement. Lerner said research shows that the average person is willing to walk less than a quarter mile to destinations they visit frequently, such as a grocery store.
A Walk Score of 25 or less means you'll probably need to get in the car to take care of the smallest errand, while a Walk Score in the 90 to 100 range indicates a "walker's paradise" where just about everything is in walking distance and many residents get by without owning a car.
Originally published @ http://www.socalmultiunitrealestateblog.com/?p=3