Although I do enjoy driving, I’ve always thought about how nice it would be to be able to go out my front door and walk to restaurants, retail stores, and so on. Since I live in the suburbs, this isn’t really possible, and I have to drive to get to anything. I suppose I could walk if I had to, but I’m not really interested in hoofing it a couple of miles each way. For some people, living within walking distance to a variety of places is a necessity, and Walk Score will help you to find neighborhoods that you might be interested in.

Just type in an address, and let Walk Score do the rest. Not only does it rate how easy it is to walk to places in that area, but it will also tell you what you can expect to find in the community, and how far away these places are from the address that you provided. As I expected, the Walk Score for my address was absolutely horrific, but if you want to check out a truly walkable city, search for New York and discover its perfect score.