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Jay Lake
Date: 2007-08-06 13:11
Subject: [links] What's your home's Walk Score?
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Viejo Rancho Lake was 85/100. (Unsurprising, since it was in a mixed-use, central city area.)

Nuevo Rancho Lake is 55/100. (Unsurprising, since it is in a whitebread suburb with limited commercial development.)
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User: sdn
Date: 2007-08-06 20:18 (UTC)
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mine is 100/100.
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User: anghara
Date: 2007-08-06 20:23 (UTC)
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Mine is 22 out of 100 - but we live out in the WOODS...
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Jo Rhett
User: jorhett
Date: 2007-08-06 20:27 (UTC)
Subject: Coffee Shop!
Okay, so my neighborhood is 77/100 but more importantly, I found out that someone snuck a coffee shop in near me without me noticing!

Now I know what my weekend project will be...

I also need to figure out how to update this because there are half a dozen restaurants missing, the main grocery store, etc etc. So I can totally improve this score methinks.
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User: connatic
Date: 2007-08-06 20:36 (UTC)
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Mine is 100/100 - that's called "Manhattan Upper East Side", though :-)
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dinogrl: douglas take a hike
User: dinogrl
Date: 2007-08-06 20:37 (UTC)
Subject: Whatever
Keyword:douglas take a hike
My score was 37, I live near two regional parks, a recreational park, tons of strip mall shopping not far...??????? I really don't get their criterion for "walkable". I would put woods at a higher rating, not urbanized areas for "walking". BTW,Did you see my post on the carbon footprint from the London Times?
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User: kehrli
Date: 2007-08-06 21:45 (UTC)
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I'm really surprised that my house only got a 68/100.
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User: saveswhat
Date: 2007-08-06 23:35 (UTC)
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12/100, but I think it would be lower if they factored in the steep hills and the absent sidewalks. I hate where I live. Classic 1950's neighborhood. Walkability wasn't cool back then.
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User: sheelangig
Date: 2007-08-06 23:57 (UTC)
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Mine is an 89, but the map has some major errors on it. Several items that I know are 1.5 miles WEST of me show up as 2 blocks EAST of me, places that, in their calculation, bring up my walkability score.

It's a great concept, but it needs either a much better databased or it needs to be modifiable.

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User: jeffsoesbe
Date: 2007-08-07 02:19 (UTC)
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My home in the Arden Park neighborhood in Sacramento CA scored a 49/100. Okay, but there is a LOT of stuff within a mile - schools, library, restaurant, grocery store, 3 starbucks (ick), firestations, 5 parks, and a Hindu bookstore I never knew existed.

I'm pleased.
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User: ferragus
Date: 2007-08-07 03:11 (UTC)
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18/100, but there's two whole shopping centers .9-1.1 miles from me that they missed all except a couple of stores in (which is why I know the mileage so precisely).

On the other hand, I had no idea that there was an Outback Steakhouse <.5 mile from me... in the middle of a cow pasture...

I think the mapping is a little off :)
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Leah Bobet
User: leahbobet
Date: 2007-08-07 03:21 (UTC)
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97/100. Ah, that's what I'm paying those downtown rents for... :)
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Laura Anne Gilman
User: suricattus
Date: 2007-08-07 03:37 (UTC)
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76/100. And that was without considering the walkable-to movie theater that plays "Mimosa Matinees" on the weekend (which should be worth at elast 5 points).

My old house got a 14/100. There was a reason I hated living there.
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Gary Emenitove
User: garyomaha
Date: 2007-08-07 04:01 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
68/100 (which I would disagree with except that Dodge is murder for pedestrians to cross).

But what is more interesting is that the top walkable listing under "Schools" is "Bartenders National."
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Kelly Green
User: saycestsay
Date: 2007-08-07 04:35 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
60/100. I expected a higher score, but then again, I bus everywhere.
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User: twilight2000
Date: 2007-08-07 06:30 (UTC)
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*snerk* -- mine was 12 -- because there's a BIG hill we have to hike off of -- of course, it's only about a mile to all sorts of shopping, but there's that BIG Hill.

1/2 my neighbors use it for the excercise :>.
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Paul Weimer
User: princejvstin
Date: 2007-08-07 09:29 (UTC)
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55/100 although I wonder if that's too high. There is a shopping center nearby but that's about it.
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User: ruralwriter
Date: 2007-08-07 14:46 (UTC)
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Of course, that score says that my closest grocery store is about 1 mile away. Alas, it went out of business. Of course, I can walk around and forage for some fruit in my field, provided we're in-season. Does that count?

There is a restaurant about 1 mile away, but it allows smoking, thus negating the value of the walk.

It's odd how those of us who live in the country are so dependent on cars.
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