What is a Walk Score?


When searching for a home in San Diego, it’s important to consider your lifestyle. If you don’t own a car or don’t want to have to drive everywhere, you will want to pay close attention to a property’s Walk Score.

What is a Walk Score?

A walk-score uses a 0-100 scale to rate how “walkable” your home is.  It analyzes hundreds of walking routes to numerous amenities that are nearby.

The Breakdown

Each amenity will be given points depending on the distance. Everything withing a 5 min walk receives maximum points while no points are awarded for anything greater than 30 minutes.

Walk Scores:

90-100: Daily errands don’t require a car.

70-89 : Most errands can be accomplished on foot.

50-69 : Some errands can be accomplished on foot.

0-24 :  Most errands require a car.

The Walk Score also has other tools such as Transit Score and Bike Score which are determined in much the same way as a Walk Score.


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