What Is Your Neighborhoods Walkability?

Walk Score - How walkable is your house

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Walkable Neighborhoods

© Urban Advantage and Roma Design

Walkable neighborhoods offer surprising benefits to the environment, our health, our finances, and our communities.

Environment: Cars are a leading cause of climate change. Your feet are zero-pollution transportation machines.

Health: The average resident of a walkable neighborhood weighs 7 pounds less than someone who lives in a sprawling neighborhood.1

Finances: One point of Walk Score is worth up to $3,000 of value for your property. Read the research report.

Communities: Studies show that for every 10 minutes a person spends in a daily car commute, time spent in community activities falls by 10%.

So would you like to find out how walkable your neighborhood is?

What makes a neighborhood walkable?

  • A center: Walkable neighborhoods have a center, whether it’s a main street or a public space.
  • People: Enough people for businesses to flourish and for public transit to run frequently.
  • Mixed income, mixed use: Affordable housing located near businesses.
  • Parks and public space: Plenty of public places to gather and play.
  • Pedestrian design: Buildings are close to the street, parking lots are relegated to the back.
  • Schools and workplaces: Close enough that most residents can walk from their homes.
  • Complete streets: Streets designed for bicyclists, pedestrians, and transit.All information in this article supplied by Walkscore.com
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I am a Licensed Real Estate Agent I Sunny Southern California. I am happy to be of service. I am here to answer any questions you may have about the process. After I bought and sold my home I decided I wanted to make the process of buying a home a pleasant and seamless experience for first time buyers and those new to the market. I am dedicated to do whatever it takes to hand you the KEY To Your Heart!!! Oh, and by the way, Referrals are the highest compliments I can receive! Please remember to refer me to your friends, family, and coworkers. Thank you for your trust in me... Marcela A Acosta ~ Realtor DRE# 01895209 Office: 866-748-4298 Mobile: 818.915.0950 Marcelaacosta@firstteam.com www.marcelacosta.valleyhomesnow.com www.facebook.com/marcelaannacosta
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