Highest Walk Score Denver Neighborhoods
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I great tool for assisting the home buyer in choosing the right place to live is the Walk Score. By assigning points to a neighborhood’s walk factors and then employing the use of an algorithm to calculate comparative results, the Walk Score people have devised a way to score the relationship between convenience and placing one foot in front of the other. The following breakdown is taken directly from the Walk Score website:
• 100 = Walkers’ Paradise: Most errands can be accomplished on foot and many people get by without owning a car.
• 70-89 = Very Walkable: It’s possible to get by without owning a car.
• 50-69 = Somewhat Walkable: Some stores and amenities are within walking distance, but many everyday trips still require a bike, public transportation, or car.
• 25-49 = Car-Dependent: Only a few destinations are within easy walking range. For most errands, driving or public transportation is a must.
• 0-24 = Car-Dependent (Driving Only): Virtually no neighborhood destinations within walking range. You can walk from your house to your car!
Denver’s Walk Score is # 11 among 40 major cities surveyed. Not bad for a city that was built around the automobile, and until just a few short years ago had no light rail system.
If you are searching for homes using information provided by Metro Denver’s MLS system, Metrolist Inc., which is employed by every Realtors® search site, you can find the Walk Score for most addresses located on each property listing.
Denver’s top ten walkable neighborhoods with their Walk Score are listed below:
Denver is also very bike friendly, but that is a topic for another day.
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Kristal has been helping buyers and sellers in Colorado since 1984. She enjoys sharing her knowledge of the Metro Denver Real Estate market via blogging and in person while driving around the beautiful Rocky Mountain town of Denver! For fun, Kristal enjoys shooting things with a Canon. Visit Denver Photo Blog