How easily can you walk to nearby amenities? This is a question set forth by Walk Score. Walk Score lets you take a city, a zip code, a well known neighborhood, and even down to your specific address, and it calculated a walk score (and a bike and public transportation score) for exactly what you specified.
This is an important piece of criteria for some people who want to (or need to) be able to walk to everything from their home, and not so important for others who prefer driving. Do you live in an area that fits your lifestyle? The walk score for Columbine is 66 out of 100 meaning it is Somewhat Walkable. This, of course, depends on where you live in the neighborhood. What is yours in comparison to the rest of the neighborhood?
If you live in the suburbs or in a rural neighborhood, you’re going to have a pretty low walk score. This can be a positive for some people. If you like to have a larger property or want to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city, you’re probably going to be trading a high walk score for those advantages. The other end of the spectrum is to live in a densely populated neighborhood where you can walk to everything and don’t even need a car. You can fit into your community or feel like you need to move. It all just depends on what matches your lifestyle.
Check out Walk Score to find out more about your own Walk Score.