A somewhat new website allows builders, real estate agents and anyone interested in housing access to information about the “walkability” of the area by making calculations based on the distance from any given house to nearby amenities. One important note: Walk Score measures how easy it is to live a car-lite lifestyle—not how pretty the area is for walking. So this site is really not for those who are looking for nice areas in which to walk.
Per the site, home buyers rank proximity to daily conveniences as one of the two most important factors in choosing a neighborhood—more important than schools and property taxes. Anyone can add Walk Score to their website or to their listings with the Walk Score API or the Walk Score Real Estate Tile.
Walk Score API
Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Walk Score: 84
The Walk Score API returns the Walk Score for any latitude and longitude. Use the API to add Walk Score to your property listings and allow people to search homes by Walk Score.
Walk Score Real Estate Tile
An amenity map for any address.
The Walk Score Tile displays the Walk Score of a property and a map of nearby amenities. It’s simple to add the tile to your property listings, website, or blog.
It is simply amazing how much information there is on the web — not just for people to use for themselves, but also for people to use in business situations.