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Old 12-21-2010, 10:23 PM   #16
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We live in a rural area, and apparently they greatly value your ability to walk to the coffee shop or movie theater.
What else are you going to walk to?

I don't think the mailbox counts...
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:39 PM   #17
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Old 12-22-2010, 10:16 AM   #18
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I live in a suburb but we got a bike path last year and I can walk to many places that way. The nearest movie theater is almost 4 miles away and I have walked to that years ago. You can walk to bus stops too. When it cooled off at the end of the summer I walked a half hour each way to the bike path and several miles on the bike path.

I do want to get a bike. I live right near a state park and I love having all of that open space to walk in and enjoy nature.
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Old 12-22-2010, 10:19 AM   #19
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where i grew up, the score was a 9.
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Old 12-22-2010, 04:09 PM   #20
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I live in Los Angeles and got a 91. Shocking right?

I walk a lot. Grocery store is 2 blocks away, like 10 Thai restaurants in a 1 block radius (not even exaggerating), a few little markets. The best part, I also live on the light rail line, so I try to take that to work most days and can take it into Downtown LA, Hollywood, K-Town, Pasadena, Little Tokyo, etc.

Since i've moved I don't drive nearly as often as I used to, get gas once a month or so.


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where i grew up, the score was a 9.
I have you beat. The walk score where I grew up was 0. I grew up in rural California. A car is mandatory.
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Old 12-22-2010, 11:48 PM   #21
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current location: 58 (somewhat walkable) - not entirely true as it's missing some bus routes. not to mention the nearest post office is way closer than what it's saying.

back home: 45 (car-dependent) - totally true. public transport is laughable, just one bus route (though you can connect to others of course) and timetables are near impossible to get. no joke, you have to go to the bus depot to get a copy. it's not online. plus some of the locales were wrong, nearest coffee shop was a hotel where i used to work and there's no coffee there, lol, if you're lucky there's a pot of cold coffee in the lobby. oh and it said no parks but i know there's one maybe two miles at the most from where i live.
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oh and it said no parks but i know there's one maybe two miles at the most from where i live.
Heh, I was amused when I looked up my childhood home in New Zealand and it said the nearest park was 4.5km away ... no, it's two houses away!
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77 ... surprised it's not higher. i live in a college town and do not own a car. i only take the bus to the mall area. other than that i walk everywhere. i suppose we do often get a ride to the grocery store...if there were a closer grocery store i would rate it as almost 100% walkable
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What else are you going to walk to?

I don't think the mailbox counts...
Perhaps she finds the act of walking enjoyable in and of itself.
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18. And this is what I get for living in the hills. Most of the time I have to walk up steep hills, painful but worth it.
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Old 12-24-2010, 03:32 PM   #26
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95. We live in a great urban neighborhood in Denver. In one direction, we're 1 blk from a park with a lake and a library. In the other direction, we're 1 blk from a theater, a church, a school, shops, restaurants, a coffee shop, and several art galleries. We walk everywhere.
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It's incredibly depressing that my score is 14 in an area with 100,000 people in the suburbs of a city with millions.
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Old 12-24-2010, 11:07 PM   #28
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i got 58, and it is so, so much more walkable than that. the only thing i couldn't do via walking or public transport is go to work, and even then if i really wanted to i could take multiple buses, but they also probably stop running about when i'd finish some nights.

which isn't too bad given work is in a pretty hopeless industrial area.
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43 where I live. I could walk to the grocery store during the summer no problem though.
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Hi Sean,

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

When I opened this thread I thought about some of the regular posters and what their scores would be, based upon what information we have shared over the years.
I expected Irvine would get a good score and that Anitram would get one of the best. I expected you to get around 50, and if Iron Horse checks in, he will get one of the lower scores.

So I guess when I am reading these posts in here, and imagining the posters' environments, I am not that far off.
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