I just discovered a website called WalkScore, which calculates a home address on how “walkable” it is. The website is promoting high walk scores, as it is no doubt, good for your health and the environment to walk rather than drive.
Not only is the tool great if you are looking to buy a new home, but it is also a great tool to help you in your search for vacation rentals. The last thing you want to do after you have checked in to your gorgeous oceanfront home is get in the car and drive. Use this tool to find grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, bars, parks, fitness, retail, and more all walking distance away, with actual distances and maps.
The website is www.walkscore.com
Simply enter in an address, and the website will automatically calculate your score and populate the map with walkable places. This is so cool! I am hoping that eventually the site will expand Internationally. I would love a tool like this when traveling to other countries!