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Old 07-17-2008, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...
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My walk score is a joke. The map lists places we don't have. And the ones we do have are not where the map indicates where they are. Plus they missed some stores.
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Old 07-17-2008, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin's great north woods
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Gee whiz... Mine is 6. I don't live near anything. But when the new Ocotillo downtown is done, it should shoot up alot !

Mine was also only a 6.
North Peoria horse property area. Nearest anything is a Fry's 1.18 miles away. Seems like we are surrounded by stuff. Guess not.
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Old 07-17-2008, 09:28 PM
 
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Old 07-17-2008, 09:28 PM
 
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85 Right now. 58 next month.
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Old 07-17-2008, 09:31 PM
 
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Downtown Phoenix scored a 98...and people say that it has no amenities compared to the suburbs, apparently not.
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Old 07-17-2008, 10:56 PM
 
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The funny thing is, I have friends whose grocer probably is Circle K.

Coffee/Milk/Beer and monster sodas
A hot dog bar, pizza, and do-it-yourself nachos

No frozen turkeys or produce section, but who needs a bakery if you've got twinkies?
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Old 07-18-2008, 01:47 AM
 
Location: North Phoenix/Moon Valley
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Mine is a 22. Still pretty sad but it didn't include golf courses which there are two within about 2 miles of my house.....everyone's score would go up if these were included..... Anyway, I still love my neighborhood because of the lack of things within one mile....quiet, less traffic, older and more "green" trees, and comparatively more joggers, dog walkers and bikers.

A roofing and steel contractor is listed as a hardware store.
Mr. Cigarettes and More is listed as a book store....... That is a real "loose" interpretation!
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Old 07-18-2008, 02:16 AM
 
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Default my area had a really nice score.

lol I do believe they should also score citys with the best pedestrian safety. At what percent chance you will make it to any of these destinations! see how Phoenix scores then
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Old 07-18-2008, 08:58 AM
 
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My score is 18. I thought it would be higher because I am 5 min. from the mall but I guess it's just a little too far. But it is bikable, if you can survive the ride. ha ha
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Old 07-18-2008, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Surprise, Az
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How It Doesn't Work: Known Issues with Walk Score

We'll be the first to admit that Walk Score is just an approximation of walkability. There are a number of factors that contribute to walkability that are not part of our algorithm:

* Public transit: Good public transit is important for walkable neighborhoods.
* Street width and block length: Narrow streets slow down traffic. Short blocks provide more routes to the same destination and make it easier to take a direct route.
* Street design: Sidewalks and safe crossings are essential to walkability. Appropriate automobile speeds, trees, and other features also help.
* Safety from crime and crashes: How much crime is in the neighborhood? How many traffic accidents are there? Are streets well-lit?
* Pedestrian-friendly community design: Are buildings close to the sidewalk with parking in back? Are destinations clustered together?
* Topography: Hills can make walking difficult, especially if you're carrying groceries.
* Freeways and bodies of water: Freeways can divide neighborhoods. Swimming is harder than walking.
* Weather: In some places it's just too hot or cold to walk regularly.
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