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Old 05-08-2008, 02:08 PM
 
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Well, this is interesting...

I put in 30307 and got a score of 45.

I put in Candler Park, Atlanta, GA and got 69

I put in MY ADDRESS, which is 3 doors down from the park and got 66

I put in 30306 and got 63


I'm having a small problem because I would walk to 30306....maybe they need to widen the area they use to call a walkable area?
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Old 05-08-2008, 02:09 PM
 
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Executive Park gets a '55'. It thinks I will walk to Cheshire Bridge Rd to the Tara theater, only 2 miles. Or across I85 to REI outdoor store.

I actually have walked all the way to Emory once or twice. Not a 'Fun' walk and dangerous in spots.

I see people carrying groceries while walking. That is something I will not do. Even when I have lived in apartments next to grocery stores I drove there. I did drive in a subcompact car. LOL.
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Old 05-08-2008, 02:11 PM
 
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I am in Buckhead near Chastain Park and my score is 60. It could be worst, but I guess the fact that there is a couple of shopping centers close by with supermarket and restaurants at walking distance helps to raise the score.
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Old 05-08-2008, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Executive Park gets a '55'. It thinks I will walk to Cheshire Bridge Rd to the Tara theater, only 2 miles. Or across I85 to REI outdoor store.

I actually have walked all the way to Emory once or twice. Not a 'Fun' walk and dangerous in spots.

I see people carrying groceries while walking. That is something I will not do. Even when I have lived in apartments next to grocery stores I drove there. I did drive in a subcompact car. LOL.
Apparently, Walkscore isn't troubled by the absence of sidewalks
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Old 05-08-2008, 02:19 PM
 
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It looks like all they do is see how many destinations are within a certain distance from the address submitted.

That's not good enough. No one would say Candler Park isn't extremely walkable. It begs for walking.

My old hood was too scary to walk in...
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Old 05-08-2008, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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It looks like all they do is see how many destinations are within a certain distance from the address submitted.

That's not good enough. No one would say Candler Park isn't extremely walkable. It begs for walking.

My old hood was too scary to walk in...
Yeah, something's inherently wrong with a system that scores an address in Sandy Springs higher than one in Candler Park.
I better put out a disclaimer:
THE OP DOES NOT STAND BY THE VERACITY OF THIS THREAD
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Old 05-08-2008, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Inman Park (Atlanta, GA)
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Yeah, something's inherently wrong with a system that scores an address in Sandy Springs higher than one in Candler Park.
I better put out a disclaimer:
THE OP DOES NOT STAND BY THE VERACITY OF THIS THREAD
Still a fun little tool
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Old 05-08-2008, 03:22 PM
 
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I think it's a good way for someone to see what kind of stuff is around a place they're looking to buy....
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Old 05-08-2008, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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West End got a score of 77. Not too shabby.

Walking is a forgotten pleasure in this modern world of ours. I walked to dinner last night and the weather was incredible. I should do that more often instead of jumping in the car.
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Old 05-08-2008, 04:00 PM
 
Location: East Cobb
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I see people carrying groceries while walking. That is something I will not do. Even when I have lived in apartments next to grocery stores I drove there. I did drive in a subcompact car. LOL.
Goodness, when I lived in the West End of Vancouver, Canada (a densely populated urban area) I never bought a grocery item that I didn't carry home from the supermarket by walking. My car was just used for driving to work in the suburbs.

Now about my current location in NE Cobb - it scores a 29. This is apparently because I am only .24 miles from a grocery store that I did not know existed. Behind my subdivision is a creek, and on the other side of the creek are the backyards of some homes in Fulton County. According to the walk score map, if I climbed over my back fence, crossed the portion of a neighbor's wooded property that runs behind my yard, forged Willeo Creek, then bushwhacked through somebody's back yard over there, I would apparently come out near to a convenience store.
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