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Old 05-31-2008, 11:34 AM   #41
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I feel like a real "zero" after reading all the above. Where we live in California now is a zero, and where we'll be moving in Texas next month (July actually) is a zero. I guess I'm condemned to a super-suburban lifestyle totally dependent on a two-mile walk (with sidewalks at least) to a major shopping center, a bike ride, or increasingly costly car trip.
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I feel like a real "zero" after reading all the above. Where we live in California now is a zero, and where we'll be moving in Texas next month (July actually) is a zero. I guess I'm condemned to a super-suburban lifestyle totally dependent on a two-mile walk (with sidewalks at least) to a major shopping center, a bike ride, or increasingly costly car trip.
If you do decide to walk or ride your bike, watch out for scorpions, rattlesnakes, etc. And FYI, the temps have been running in the mid-70's - the lows that is. Highs in the upper 90's...and it's still Springtime!
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About 16 miles east of you -- in downtown Issaquah.
One of the places on our list of possible places to eventually in the US! If I could live within walking distance of the Issaquah library, I would be in HEAVEN! And wouldn't mind working for KCLS, either...Quick question, Rita -- how is the traffic on Front Street these days? Has it improved much since they opened the new freeway exits up to the Plateau? If we did move there we would try to avoid using the car as much as possible, but it is still nice not to have to deal with too much congestion and traffic.

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One of the places on our list of possible places to eventually in the US! If I could live within walking distance of the Issaquah library, I would be in HEAVEN! And wouldn't mind working for KCLS, either...Quick question, Rita -- how is the traffic on Front Street these days? Has it improved much since they opened the new freeway exits up to the Plateau? If we did move there we would try to avoid using the car as much as possible, but it is still nice not to have to deal with too much congestion and traffic.

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Traffic is still nasty during commuting periods. The new freeway exits relieved some of the load on the Front St. freeway on ramps, but did nothing for the traffic on Front St through the old part of town. But still a really nice place to live.

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Score is 49. Distances seem a bit understated.
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Distances seem a bit understated.
The distances in this application are based on a straight line between addresses - not driving distances.
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My pad came in at 97. I made it to my early 30's before I broke down and bought my first car, and then only for weekend getaways. I wonder what you have to do to get 100??
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My pad came in at 97. I made it to my early 30's before I broke down and bought my first car, and then only for weekend getaways. I wonder what you have to do to get 100??
If you don't feel too exposed, where are you? What neighborhood in what city?

If you get that walk score there are likely another million people within 20 blocks of where you live, so I think you can still retain your anonymity if that is what you like.

Overall, I do not get the point of a thread like this if no one knows where one's 0 or 50 or 98 is.

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Hoboken, NJ

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Right across the river from NYC (we've got fabulous skyline views). It's really become somewhat of a borough of NY with easy subway and waterway access to the city. Clearly an urban environment (as I imagine all places that rank highly in 'walkability' are) but on a smaller scale then neighboring NY. Most of the buildings are 3-5 story brownstone-type with some larger buildings on the perimeter. The city has done a good job of developing the water front with a bike/walking path, nice parks, and street level restaurants. Pretty much everything we want is within a 5-10 minute walk. We like the city a lot.
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can't beat ZERO but I got a 6
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My old office address in the West Village came in at a 97, too. That neighborhood is the epitome of walkability, and totally similar to Hoboken in scale and density. In my dreams I will someday live in a 90s neighborhood...

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What is your walkability score

walkscore.com ranks your address on ease of walking to various amenities. Mine got 95 out of 100.
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Pretty cool site. I live deep in the foothills and figured I wouldn't do well. 22
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walkscore.com ranks your address on ease of walking to various amenities. Mine got 95 out of 100.
I merged your thread with the established one on the same topic.
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a cousin of mine lives near don. what a great area. gosh, you can practically walk over to the white house and egg it for holloween. that alone has to be worth 10 points.
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Mine is a 72--downgraded I guess because the movie multiplex is 3.1 miles away (actually more like 7) and nearest bar is 1.5 miles away (actually more like .75). Hospital and funeral home are both within a mile so we could go from cradle to grave in our location without a car....

Checked our daughter's address--website is considering a fertility clinic as a fitness facility....
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Checked our daughter's address--website is considering a fertility clinic as a fitness facility....
Looked at from a broad perspective, what could be more relevant to fitness?

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Looked at from a broad perspective, what could be more relevant to fitness?

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'Hey Honey - I'm going down to the fitness center, T-Al says it's best to do the fitness routine at least 6 days a week....'

And Bestwifeever, if your post meant that the fitness center *is* your daughter's address (rather than walking distance *from* your daughter's address like I thought), I apologize in advance for the crudeness


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