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26 July 2007



It would also be nice if they showed how much each category scored out of the possible points.

Personally it doesn't bother me that there are only 3 hardware stores in less than .5 miles from me. It would be nice to see the breakdown for the categories so we can add our own analysis based on what we value/need.


My Northgate neighborhood rates 75 out of 100.

Sam Rose

I wonder, givent he proliferation of Google maps-based applications out there, if it would be possible to get all of the data you list above, combined with Walkscore-type data, and actually create the application that you are talking about above?

John von

I got a 91 here in the middle of Hollywood!


I didn't read all of the disclaimers, but it didn't calculate distances from my address correctly. It appears to be mapping from Cle Elum, not Roslyn. And there are a few places listed that, to my knowledge, don't exist. Cool for you urban kids, though. Post Offices could definitely be on there...

I'll keep biking :)

Nancy White

It seems a lot of the businesses in my neighborhood are not listed. There is a lot within a half mile that did not show up. But I LOVE the concept.


My much-maligned Northgate neighborhood nevertheless has a score of 83.

Jerry (mouse)

My walk score is 22… I was rather upset with it. And I was surprised to know that there is another score called drive score to evaluate my house. I found the way to calculate it online at Fizber site (http://drivescore.fizber.com/). I’ve got much better results – 44.


I believe that walk score is cool, but nowadays more and more people prefer to drive cars. Homes are often located in an area where some establishments are easier to get to by car than on foot. I've recently found a type of service on http://drivescore.fizber.com which is called Drive Score. It shows a map of what establishments are in your neighborhood and calculates a Drive Score based on the number of places within a convenient driving distance. It doesn’t mean that drive score is better than walk score – they are equal and both necessary in the modern world!

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