DC Walk Scores
Walking is the essence of the DC urban lifestyle. It doesn't matter if you are a K Street attorney with a pair of cordovan Allen-Edmonds oxfords or a lobbyist adorned in a pair of Jimmy Choo pumps and a secret pair of New Balance running shoes stashed away for the daily commute.........walking around the District is part of your daily routine.
Walk Score is a company that has graded properties and neighborhoods across the country for their walkability. Washington, DC comes in very high at #7 on the national ranking of major cities only trailing the likes of San Francisco, New York, Boston and Chicago. Walk Score uses a 100 point grading system and some of the District's neighborhoods have extremely high walkability rankings:
- Dupont Circle 99
- Logan Circle 98
- Downtown 97
- U Street Corridor 97
- Foggy Bottom 95
- Mount Vernon Square 95
- Adams Morgan 93
- Kalorama 92
- Friendship Heights 90
- Georgetown 90
Any neighborhood with a ranking in the 90s is categorized as a walkers paradise - Most errands can be accomplished on foot and many people get by without owning a car. Walk Score utilizes a complex algorithm to measure distance from an address to thirteen amenities including: grocery store, restaurants, bars, parks, coffee shop and other daily necessities.
The DC Condo Boutique offers a Walk Score rating for every property listed for sale in the District. To view the Walk Score of a listing, simply click on the black Walk Score tab located near the top of the listing just under the address.
The Walk Score detail for each listing displays as follows:
Interesting article in the Wall Street Journal titled, “A Walker’s Guide to Home Buying.”
Your MLS search tools were very easy to use on your real estate website. We will definitely visit again!
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