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Is a good Walk Score important to you ?
Is a good Walk Score important to you ?With the fluctuation of gas prices recently I was wondering how important walking to different things was to people who are looking to buy a new home.  I grew up in NYC where walking was a way of life.  If you couldn’t walk to a certain place then there was always public transportation. Living in the Greater Binghamton, NY area things are a lot different.  There is no huge public transportation system and things are a little more spread out.  There are plenty of places up here that you can’t walk to, you need to have a car in order to go grocery shopping. 
When we moved here I wasn’t selling real estate.  The one request my wife made to our buyers agent was that the neighborhood had to have sidewalks.  He kinda looked at us like we had 12 heads.  My wife wanted to be able to take a walk without having to walk in the street.  That was when we found the Westside of Binghamton, NY.  It truly reminds us of where we grew up.  Plenty of older looking colonial houses, great neighbors & people walking their dogs after ... more

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