What is a Walk Score?

Anytime we look at Boston listings in the MLS we see:
1 bed, 1 full bath
Home size:
Year built:
Days on market:
Walk Score®  ???
We understand everything but Walk Score. Just what is it?  Walk Score is a method which scores a neighborhood for being walker friendly. In other words you can navigate around the neighborhood on foot or on a bike. An example is Boston. As a whole Boston has a rating of 79.2% out of a possible score of 100, while sprawling Los Angeles  is far behind with a walk  score of only 65.9%.

Walk score  promotes walkable neighborhoods. This is great concept because walkable neighborhoods are one of the simplest and best solutions for the environment, our health, and our economy.

Here is a list of the top 10 walkable neighborhoods in Boston.
1. Bay Village 98
2. China Town 97
3. Beacon Hill 97
4. Downtown Crossing 96
5. North End 96
6. Fenway 95
7. West End 95
8. Back Bay 95
9. South End 94
10.Downtown 94

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MAXWELL@BOSTONLUXE.COM • CELL: (617) 543-7754 • OFFICE: (617) 267-4600 Maxwell Burke began his real estate career nearly 20 years ago doing appraisals with his father in Southern California and Northern Texas. He grew up in a family environment so oriented towards investment and real estate that to call his upbringing entrepreneurial would be a disservice. From his grandfather's multiple developments ranging from British Columbia down into Southern Mexico to his uncle's holdings in Portland, Oregon, Maxwell has been given a view not just of Boston real estate, but of American real estate. Maxwell and Drew Abysalh met in 2009 and increasingly consolidated their business models together culminating in their partnership in 2011. With over 300 real estate deals under his belt ranging from a standard rental to a $1.5 million condo conversion, Maxwell is a tremendous resource to help you realize your real estate dreams. Welcome to Boston Luxe - it's a pleasure to meet you. Google

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