You’ve heard us talk about how much we like Walk Score in the past, right? Well, it seems like the fine folks at Walk Score are always looking to improve the data people can use to find great places to live in walk able neighborhoods.
Today, I noticed a tweet from Walk Score talking about their “new” apartment search tool. So far, it looks like the data feeds needed from our area have not been provided to Walk Score. Hopefully, that will get fixed soon. They also have public transit scores, etc. Their web site and blog is one that I like to follow, as talking about a more urban lifestyle was one of my main goals since I began Rail Life.
Through some of the tools we use around here, we display a walk score for homes near the light rail line, but we mainly feature properties within 1/2 mile of a station. Students looking for housing near ASU have shown an interest in properties along the line, but a resource for apartments is often difficult to find. This new tool should be a good fit for many people looking to live in walk-able areas.