What is your walk score?

Enter your address at www.walkscore.com and find out how walkableness of your neighborhood based on what’s nearby.

Here’s the scores of my places:

98: Tribune Tower (my place of employment)

95: My old apartment in Chicago’s Wrigleyville.

86: My current apartment in Chicago’s Lincoln Square.

83: My old college dorm at IWU (Dodds Hall)

80: My sister’s place in Andersonville of Chicago

78: My aunt and uncles in Beverly on the south side of Chicago

77: Sales Solutions (my first job out of college in Glen Ellyn, a western suburb of Chicago)

74: My brother in Elmhurst, a western suburb of Chicago

71: My grade school on the south side of Chicago

52: My parents in Beverly on the south side of Chicago

46: My high school, Chicago Christian High School in Palos Heights, a south suburb of Chicago

What’s your walk score?

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Sparx
14 years ago

35.. what a crappy neighborhood. 😛

Sparx
14 years ago

Line me up a job, and I’ll move yesterday 😉

Kristina Jarosik
Kristina Jarosik
14 years ago

interesting . . . naturally, i would think my neighborhood is more walkable than yours. . . the Jewel grocery store, dry cleaners, and other places to name a few. not sure about the system they used. they calculated everything north of my address, which is sparse. when i entered a similiar east-west address as my own, but two blocks south of my street, the walk-ability score sky-rocketed. 1 point more than your ‘hood – spud. your sis – kris

Tom Saaristo
14 years ago

88 out of 100

Andy Wells
Andy Wells
14 years ago

My neighborhood ranked 28. The site is completely inaccurate. First of the site correctly identifies that there is “bookstore” .15 miles away from my house. It neglects to mention that the books sold are exclusively porn and you would have to swim across a pond, jump a fence and wade through waist high weeds to get there. The next closest place of interest would be the Jewel Grocery Store that is .68 miles away. Wait! There is no jewel there. It is actually a plant nursery … the closest grocery store is 6 miles away. The site missed the fact that there is an elementary school and Junior High School at the end of our street. It did however correctly identify that there is a ladies workout express .61 miles away.

Sparx
14 years ago

Andy.. sounds like quite a trek to get to the “bookstore”. How do you know the weeds on the other side of the fence are waist high? 😛 But seriously, it did seem to skew my neighborhood negatively as well. I’m less 5 minutes walking from the downtown, and there’s a decent amount of stuff to do down there. Nothing particularly interesting to me, but it’s still there.

Andy Wells
Andy Wells
14 years ago

Ok Ok… Now that I am “exposed”. The pond is only 2 feet deep. A good pair of slickers will get you halfway there during the dry season There are a few broken slats where one can slip through the fence and follow a well worn path through the waist high weeds to the “bookstore”. Yea, The elementary school somewhat new. It has been there for 4 years. Perhaps it is all because our neighborhood is < 5 years old. Still the address of the Jewel that it claims is less than a mile maps to over 6 miles away on google maps.

Andre Alforque
14 years ago

78. Guess that’s why I have a ZipCar account. Though, even if it were higher, I would still have ZipCar for the biweekly trip to the grocery store. Pedal Power!

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