How “Walkable” is your neighborhood?

I found a neat site that will score how “walkable” your neighborhood is.

To summarize, “What is Walk Score? We help people find houses and apartments in walkable neighborhoods. Walk Score shows you a map of what’s nearby and calculates a Walk Score for any property. Living in a walkable neighborhood is good for the environment and good for your health. ”

My current house got a 32/100. My old house in Lake Forest scored a 0.

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15 Responses

  1. My LaVergne neighborhood also got a zero. :( Weeping.

    EDITED: Here’s a link to Walk Score. Kaithxbye! KT

    PS – When you type in LaVergne, make sure you add the space: La (space) Vergne.

  2. 25/100
    the only ones i see walking are the kids and vagrants. :-)

  3. My walk score is just 20 so as you see my present neighborhood is not very walkable. This service can be especially useful for those who are going to buy a house cause it can help to estimate a particular location. But how often do we walk nowadays? I ve found one more service called drive score at http://drivescore.fizber.com/ With it one can see how close establishments are by car. Homes are often located in an area where restaurants, libraries, grocery stores, hospitals and other businesses are easier to get to by car than on foot.

  4. My house got a 17/100… although I don’t agree with the results.

  5. the drive score I got 72/100 hot damn!

  6. The drive score of my house is 74/100… I can totally believe that score.

  7. My drive score is 63/100.

  8. I got a 54 out of 100 but I’m skeptical. This site has a fairly current photo of my house – which was kind of creepy – but it says there is a Waffle House just off Old Nashville Hwy on Waldron, and lists the Rescue Unit as a school.

    There is no Waffle House at the juncture of Waldron and ONH. There’s a glass contractor, but I wouldn’t want to eat there.

  9. I got a 75/100 “Cottages of La Vergne”

  10. http://www.fitnrg.com is a fitness and diet tracking site. It tracks your daily calories, exercises, body weight, activities, plan meals, etc. It’s a free site with many members who are committed to health, fitness, and weight loss.

  11. Wow! I can go to this website and Google and a whole bunch of others and they all have a picture of my house from different angles. How come I never catch these people? LOL.
    We scored 25 which I think is low due to my husband and I walk to CVS, Library and everything else around here. We live in the Stones River Subdivision.

  12. I think about this all the time. I’m so frustrated that I live within 1/4 mile of Cedar Grove, yet when my son starts this fall, we won’t be able to walk there. There is no safe way to walk there coming from the La Vergne direction. In the town I grew up in, there were sidewalks leading in EVERY direction from the schools.

    I also am saddened during the school year to see the La Vergne high school kids running up Chaney, over Sam Ridley, then back toward the high school by the Publix light — all on the side of the road. Why are there no sidewalks in La Vergne/Smyrna?!!!

  13. Jen, where do you live, Arbor Heights or Chaney Woods? I might have a safe way for you to walk to school.

  14. I don’t think my walk score takes into account the complete lack of sidewalks between my house and any of the businesses listed!

  15. I live in the Stones River Subdivision and purchased here because of the location of the schools totally thinking my kids would be able to walk. I was shocked 2 years ago when we were told by the principal of LaVergne Primary that “Walkers were not allowedeven when accompanied by an adult”. Now since all the new sidewalks have gone in… i would think that would change…. but alas…. same rules apply. Now of course with the new La Vergne Lake Elementary opening last year, we assumed since there were sidewalks that it would be acceptable….. again we were met with alot of resistance. I am very thankful for the SAFETY being put first for the kids…. but with very little effort, walking could be made safe with a crossing guard (paid or volunteer) at a couple of the streets.

    We moved here 5 years ago, but I was born and raised in Las Vegas and you litterally had to be 3 miles from the school before you could qualify for the bus….. and if you were 2.9… well then too bad.

    I just see a huge waste in fuel (even before prices got so high) for the school district when they could be paying a couple of crossing guards decent money and still saving so much in fuel costs.

    I love living in La Vergne and hate when people bash it…. but some things just take common sense!!

    We have middle schoolers riding a bus .2 mile to school…. (literally 3 streets over). They should be able to cross a street!! For that matter…. the middle school starts after the Elementary… let them be the crossing guards for the younger kids…. as a leadership project….

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