How walkable is your neighborhood? With San Diego gas prices going through the ceiling, interest is building for homes that are in walking distance to shopping, theaters, schools and other local destinations.
In the past, many of these properties were shunned by home buyers because of traffic noise and “urban noise.” These days, more and more buyers of San Diego real estate are asking about the nearest grocery store, and how close homes are to schools, parks–and train stations.
Noise is no longer the deterrent it once was.
A new site offers you the opportunity to check the walkability of your own San Diego neighborhood–or perhaps the one you grew up in across the country.
Curious about how walkable your neighborhood might be? Just go to: WalkScore I love the site and frequently refer many of our San Diego real estate clients there.
We may live on a busy street in La Costa, but more and more I am appreciating the fitness center, banks, grocery store and other shops that are in an easy and walkable distance from our home.
Now, think I’ll go walk the dog and consider both the possibilities and advantages of life near hubs of activity….