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How Walk Score Works

Walk Score helps you find a walkable place to live.

Walk Score is a number between 0 and 100 that measures the walkability of any address.

Learn about our methodology.

90–100 Walker’s Paradise
Daily errands do not require a car
70–89 Very Walkable
Most errands can be accomplished on foot
50–69 Somewhat Walkable
Some errands can be accomplished on foot
25–49 Car-Dependent
Most errands require a car
0–24 Car-Dependent
Almost all errands require a car
90–100 Rider’s Paradise
World-class public transportation
70–89 Excellent Transit
Transit is convenient for most trips
50–69 Good Transit
Many nearby public transportation options
25–49 Some Transit
A few nearby public transportation options
0–24 Minimal Transit
It is possible to get on a bus
90–100 Biker’s Paradise
Daily errands can be accomplished on a bike
70–89 Very Bikeable
Biking is convenient for most trips
50–69 Bikeable
Some bike infrastructure
0–49 Somewhat Bikeable
Minimal bike infrastructure
 
 

What is
walkability?

Walk Score offers an answer to two important questions. "What can I do to improve my personal health?" and "What can I do to improve the health of the planet?"

Living a walkable lifestyle means rush hour traffic is irrelevant.

As a real estate agent, I always look at a property's Walk Score, because price and location are the top two factors when looking for a home.

Every single one of my clients gets introduced to Walk Score because it is such a great resource.

Being able to walk to neighborhood coffee shops, restaurants and stores eliminates the hassle and cost of parking. A large part of my life is the environment, and part of that is using my car less.

Walk Score makes that easy for me.

Walking through my neighborhood, I feel a sense of connection to my community. I can't imagine not being able to walk to the grocery store, my favorite local boutique or specialty tea shop.

I love to walk to a restaurant and then walk home to burn calories.

I find myself frustrated in the car. I'd rather walk or bike. My bike holds an incredible amount of stuff, it's like the SUV of bikes—but with virtually zero carbon emissions.

On foot or bike, I have the chance to see what's going on at a much closer level.

From the Blog:

Apartments for Every Lifestyle

At Walk Score, we believe where you live has a big impact on your lifestyle.  That’s why we help you find walkable apartments with short commutes near the people and places you love. The amenities in your building also have a big impact on your lifestyle. Starting today, you can search through all of our…

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Now Serving Over 20 Million Scores Per Day

That’s almost 14,000 Walk Score, Transit Score and Bike Score ratings being shown to home and apartment shoppers every minute! Wow. Every day we hear from renters, home shoppers, property managers, realtors and real estate developers about the growing importance of walkability, short commutes, bike-ability and access to public transit. As such, it’s no surprise…

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What Makes a Great Apartment Search?

Think back to the last time you moved.  You might have thought, “I want a better commute and I want to live near the people and places I love.” Whether you’re a so-called millennial (born after 1980) who likes using your smartphone more than driving a car — or whether you’re an aging baby boomer who…

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Most Walkable Cities

The most walkable cities in the United States are New York, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Miami, Chicago, Washington DC, Seattle, Oakland and Baltimore.

Minneapolis and Portland rank highly on both public transit and bike friendliness. Los Angeles has more walkable neighborhoods than you might think!

For Walkability Geeks

Walk Score has a world-class advisory board of urban planning experts. We support research on walkability, public transportation, and public health. Read our methodology.