Today’s healthy families spend a great deal of time researching those areas to live in that support their healthy life style. One measure that is commonly used now is the Walk Score. This score assesses the community’s walkability factor.
WalkScore.com calculates a community’s walk, bike and transit “friendliness”. The scores are calculated by the ease at which residents can walk, bike or commute by public transit to local dining, shopping, work and entertainment districts. The easier the task, the higher the score.
Amongst those communities that rank the highest, bike paths are very common public access routes. Pedestrian friendly walk ways and public paths are often included in those top ranking communities that offer a mobile lifestyle to it’s residents.
Search for your community’s, or the area you may be relocating to, walk/bike/transit score at www.walkscore.com. Stay fit!