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Old 04-21-2009, 12:20 PM
 
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Old 04-21-2009, 12:44 PM
 
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My Long Beach address got an 86 so I guess that's not too shabby, I'm interested to see the neighborhoods scoring near 100.
Ahh my SF got 95,this is a cool thing +1
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Old 04-21-2009, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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yeah, this is fun..

my philly address got a 94
my old ny address got a 100!
my suburban new haven address where i grew up - 18

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Old 04-21-2009, 01:26 PM
 
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My Long Beach address got an 86 so I guess that's not too shabby, I'm interested to see the neighborhoods scoring near 100.
Ahh my SF got 95,this is a cool thing +1
I live in zipcode 11201 (Brooklyn Heights/Cobble Hill, NY) and my address scored a 100/100. Interestingly enough, many Manhattan addresses score below 95.
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Old 04-21-2009, 01:42 PM
 
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Wow,some full 100's very nice indeed,NYC spoils everyone with incredible walk ability.
And -18 LOL.
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Old 04-21-2009, 02:23 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Wow, I wounder about the accuracy of that site when it comes to "calculating a Walk Score for any address" in smaller locations. For my location it gives locations for businesses that haven't been around for YEARS, and some that I have never even heard of. Then it gives the location as WAY off for others (Prime example: It gives as an fitness center, the "Bear Lake Schools" and it being 4.6 miles from my location. It is really 35 miles from my location and their weight room is not open to the public.) They have the closest park as over 6.22 miles away, but I can see one from my house less than 2 blocks away and there are several more within 2 miles. Gas stations listed as Grocery stores, and outlet stores listed as hardware stores (without listing the real hardware stores).

Bigger cities maybe, but for the towns I know and checked it is way off.
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Old 04-21-2009, 02:49 PM
 
Location: SF and Atlanta
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Atlanta address: 91. I'm really impressed by the 100/100 scores.
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Old 04-21-2009, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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My home address scored 95/100. My work address in Manhattan, not surprisingly, 100/100.
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Old 04-21-2009, 10:10 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Wow, I wounder about the accuracy of that site when it comes to "calculating a Walk Score for any address" in smaller locations. For my location it gives locations for businesses that haven't been around for YEARS, and some that I have never even heard of. Then it gives the location as WAY off for others (Prime example: It gives as an fitness center, the "Bear Lake Schools" and it being 4.6 miles from my location. It is really 35 miles from my location and their weight room is not open to the public.) They have the closest park as over 6.22 miles away, but I can see one from my house less than 2 blocks away and there are several more within 2 miles. Gas stations listed as Grocery stores, and outlet stores listed as hardware stores (without listing the real hardware stores).

Bigger cities maybe, but for the towns I know and checked it is way off.
Yes, this has been discussed several times before. The map needs to be updated. In my neighborhood, it shows the closest park as .56 mi away, completely ignoring one about half that distance away. The second park has been around for at least the last 15 years.
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Old 04-22-2009, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Hell's Kitchen, NYC
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Boston (Fenway) address (current): 68 - somewhat walkable
Houston (Montrose) address (summer/break): 78 - very walkable

I guess all neighborhoods are not created equal.
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