More businesses = more walkable neighborhoods

01/06/2014 6:15 AM by

Walk Score “calculates the walkability of an address by locating nearby stores, restaurants, schools, parks, etc.”, part of an effort to recognize the benefits to our health, the environment, and our communities of living in walkable neighborhoods.

Since we last looked at this in 2010, Richmond (score: 49) has climbed from being the 15th most walkable locality in Virginia to #7, and Fairmount (#15 score:68) has joined Church Hill (#10 score:78) and Union Hill (#12 score:75) among the highest rated neighborhoods in Richmond.

I wish that I had documented the neighborhood scores a few years ago, it would be interesting to see directly the impact of the new restaurants, bakeries, and shops that have come in over the past 3 years.




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