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Old 07-18-2008, 10:42 AM
 
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197 San Antonio neighborhoods ranked on proximity of daily needs in car-lite lifestyle.
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Link to San Antonio's most walkable neighborhoods:
San Antonio's Most Walkable Neighborhoods - Walk Score Neighborhood Rankings
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Old 07-18-2008, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Bellevue NE
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wow thanks its kinda sad really I checked my neighborhood here and its actually not bad, however in Nebraska where Im moving next with hubby is a 6/100
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Old 07-18-2008, 11:11 AM
 
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Noticed that of the 5 of S.A. hottest hoods accdg to Express News
3 are recognized as neighborhoods on the list.

Stone Oak (number 78, 147, 175, 192 out of 197)
The Dominion (number 194 out of 197)
Olmos Park (number 75 out of 197)

Obviously "walkablity" is not a major selling point as of yet.
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Old 07-18-2008, 03:38 PM
 
Location: in my mind
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I'm wondering, how walkable can any area be, really, if there's no grocery store nearby (like the entire Downtown/Tobin Hill/Five Points area that scored high on this scale)...?

That'd be my issue. I guess downtown has corner markets, overpriced but still, there are groceries. Tobin Hill though? Whatever. Sorry. I lived there for a couple years, loved it, but the only things nearby were some Mexican hole in the wall restaurants (nothing unique about that), a couple corner stores, and a ton of bars. Oh, and SAC.

Maybe I expect way too much?

Truthfully it was much more walkable than when I lived on the far NE side (Wetmore/Thousand Oaks) so I shouldn't complain.
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Old 07-18-2008, 07:07 PM
 
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And because Alamo Heights is its own city, it wasn't included. I found that to be an especially walkable area.
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Old 07-18-2008, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Seaford, Delaware
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I notice the list of reasons that make the area walkable are inaccurate. Albertson's is gone, Acme Lumber is gone. Another grocery store that is no longer there, boarded up, is listed.
I think my neighborhood is very walkable and see proof of it every day and night. A list on the internet has to have some flaws. I am glad my "hood" gets a high rating.
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:21 AM
 
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Default a little misleading

We live in Stonefield, ranked number 11 with a score of 67:
5069 = Somewhat Walkable: Some stores and amenities are within walking distance, but many everyday trips still require a bike, public transportation, or car.

Hookaaaay...while the neighborhood itself is great to walk in, and while it is true that we could walk to Target or Lowes or Kohls (Bandera Pointe), to me that's barely making the grade. You can't walk across the street from one side of Bandera Pointe to the other without getting hit by a car (no crosswalks), and I would even say keeping on the sidewalk and crossing the entrances into the parking areas is also dangerous because drivers are not looking for peds on the sidewalk, they are looking for an opening to zip into the street.

So, while the score is technically merited based on the criteria listed above, I would hardly say the ranking is anything to get excited about!
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Old 07-19-2008, 11:11 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Schaertl View Post
Obviously "walkablity" is not a major selling point as of yet.
Walkability takes a lot of time to develop, unless you have a very well developed Master Planned community.

Once an area becomes walkable, why would anyone want to sell?

Last edited by traficdogn; 07-19-2008 at 11:29 AM..
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Old 07-19-2008, 02:00 PM
 
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I tried my address, and got a walkability score of 42 out of 100, even though I live in an older neighborhood inside 410. I noticed the closest restaurant, drug store, and hardware store were all unfamiliar to me, so I clicked on them, and they all were at residential addresses. I think the restaurant may be a catering service somebody runs out of their house. Not sure about the hardware & drug stores. Definitely no storefronts on those streets.

When I expanded the grocery store list, in addition to the three HEBs listed, I got a Stop-N-Go (now Valero), and Albertson's (now another HEB).
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Old 07-19-2008, 06:43 PM
 
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wow thanks its kinda sad really I checked my neighborhood here and its actually not bad, however in Nebraska where Im moving next with hubby is a 6/100
Can I ask what area in NE you are moving? I am from NE so I love to hear about people moving/coming from there!
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