Is a good Walk Score important to you ?

Real Estate Agent with EXIT Realty Homeward Bound

Is a good Walk Score important to you ?
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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. 

Binghamton, NY


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 work.

I never knew how truly important it was to us to be able to do things like that.  We have walked to the store on numerous occassions.  We have dropped our cars off for service and walked back home.  And today, after dinner we walked to the local CVS.  It is truly amazing the things you take for granted when you realize they are not here... Enjoy the walking !!

Walk score for where I live

What is your Walk Score ?

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Comments (2)

Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

A good walk score is great... however, I find that the walk scores are somewhat inaccurate.  NH has a walk score of 88... and there aren't very many sidewalks... so it makes one wonder.

May 19, 2010 04:13 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Thomas, walking is a very healty exercise.

May 19, 2010 05:22 PM