Discussing walkability without mentioning Walk Score
is like trying to discuss the weather without mentioning the temperature.
Walk Score, a website launched by two former Micro-soft employees in 2007, is a much quoted authority on
the walkability of real estate ranging from a home to a
neighborhood to an entire city.
A recent Walk Score report showed that a one-point
increase in the Walk Score of a home can increase the
median sales price by an average of nearly 1 percent
Now owned by nationwide real estate brokerage Redfin,
Walk Score uses a proprietary algorithm to calculate
walkability scores on a scale of 1 to 100 for every address
in the country, sharing its data with more than 30,000
websites that show a combined 20 million scores per
day — a clear sign that people care about walkability
when choosing where to live.
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Photos courtesy of Georgia Department of Economic Development
Courtesy of Georgia Department of Economic Development