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Old 12-21-2009, 12:59 PM
 
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Default Who lives in the most walkable place in Houston?

And where is it?

This is a fun and enlightening website: Get Your Walk Score - A Walkability Score For Any Address

It rates an address on a scale of 1-100 based on how walkable the area is. It looks for stores and services most people need and how close they are. I moved to the Washington area a couple years ago specifically because I wanted to rely less on my car. I am really down to using it only to get groceries from the Kroger on West Gray or when it is raining or dark out.

I got a 75 (top 13%) for my address off Memorial and Waugh. Can anyone do better than this? I am pretty happy with a 75 because most people I know are autobound.
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Old 12-21-2009, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I got a 92, living off Dallas and Montrose
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Old 12-21-2009, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Midtown
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I received a 74 in Midtown.

Some of the category matches were a little suspect as I don't think Sydepark Super Market is still open and they weren't really one to begin with.

Also, I've never heard of Media Design Inc so I doubt they're a movie theater
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Old 12-21-2009, 01:29 PM
 
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I received a 74 in Midtown.

Some of the category matches were a little suspect as I don't think Sydepark Super Market is still open and they weren't really one to begin with.

Also, I've never heard of Media Design Inc so I doubt they're a movie theater
There are a few flyers in the results, but if you click on the category it will usually show that there are other places in that category. Fun little tool! For some reason my score was 81 a few months ago.
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Old 12-21-2009, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Houston Inner Loop
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78 in Lower Midtown/ Museum District (top 10% in Houston is 84).
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Old 12-21-2009, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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haha - way out in the burbs I got a 60 on a previous address (which I wouldn't consider walkable at all) and a 31 on a current address that is 2 miles away from the previous address and is more walkable than the other imo.
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Old 12-21-2009, 03:05 PM
 
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That thing needs a lot of work. It doesn't consider, say, if you have a giant freeway or a river or bayou or something like that in between some/most of the stores, amenities and whatnot.
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Old 12-21-2009, 03:53 PM
 
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26/100
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Old 12-21-2009, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Houston
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92 in eastern Montrose.

Though like some other people said, some places are closed and there are some places you just don't use.

Obviously the most walkable area would be downtown, but there are very few people who live there.
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Old 12-21-2009, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
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Yeah, I only got a 57 on this place, yet I walk to dinner and breakfast regularly and could walk to the drycleaner/grocery/drug store within 1/4 mile if I wanted to carry that stuff back.

My previous residence got a 65 with similar "real life" experience. Yet I totally agree with the 15 I got for The Woodlands address...3 miles from no where.
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