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Old 12-29-2008, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Island of long
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Default How walkable is your town/area?

Type in your town and see what score you get. Out of the towns Im condering moving to it turned out like this....

1) Aspinwall - 83/100 - very walkable
2) Mt. Lebanon - 63/100 - somewhat walkable
3) Cranberry Twnsp. - 32/100 - car dependant
4) Upper St. Clare - 3/100 - Must have car

Would you guys agree with this?

Try your town....

http://walkscore.com/
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Old 12-29-2008, 12:53 PM
 
Location: somewhere near Pittsburgh, PA
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Oakdale - 40 - car dependent

Yup, that's accurate.

Good link, thanks.
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Old 12-29-2008, 01:10 PM
 
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my current address got a 88.

the address I grew up at got a 0. No joke. (now you guys see why I hate the exurbs so much. Try growing up where I did. I couldn't even bike anywhere, and if I tried to walk I almost got killed by cars)
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Old 12-29-2008, 01:47 PM
 
Location: pittsburgh
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brentwood got a 77
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Old 12-29-2008, 01:51 PM
 
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I don't know if I agree with this website. It is very cool, but it gave an address 2 blocks from me on Murray ave a score of 98.

Then I put in my Denver address and it gave it a 95. Where I lived in Denver I didn't have as much stuff I could walk to in Squirrel Hill. It was mostly just bars and a 7/11 there.
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Old 12-29-2008, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Beaver County
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I agree that it is flawed. I have family that lives in Aspinwall and I know I am closer to all things listed with the exception of the movie theatre... yet there is a 40 point difference in the scores. I can walk to anything I need from where I live--all within .4 miles or less yet it scored in the 80's.
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Old 12-29-2008, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Great White North Hills
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Originally Posted by Awesomo.2000 View Post
Where I lived in Denver I didn't have as much stuff I could walk to in Squirrel Hill. It was mostly just bars and a 7/11 there.

...what else do you need?
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Old 12-29-2008, 02:49 PM
 
Location: PA -> Denver, CO
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85 - My old apartment in West Philly
62 - Roxborough, Philadelphia, PA (I have an apartment here now)
29 - Bethlehem Township, PA (where I grew up)
25 - East Allen Township, PA (work, when I don't telecommute)

Even West Philly ranks kind of low on here
I bike everywhere I can though, so it makes it a little easier

Just for comparison with all your Western PA towns
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Old 12-29-2008, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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92/100 - Pasadena, CA - current residence
86/100 - Pittsburgh, PA (Strip District) - second place in Pittsburgh
94/100 - Pittsburgh, PA (Shadyside) - grad school apartment
60/100 - State College, PA - college apartment
26/100 - State College, PA - house where I grew up
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Old 12-29-2008, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Yeah
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77/100 for my zip code, 15221.
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