Historic South Park scores with Walk Score – the walkability index

Although I wouldn’t call a closed Sherwin Williams store a “hardware store”- South park scores 71 of 100 on the walkability score. With more than a few of my neighbors walking to work Downtown, to UD, to MVH- it is possible to live in South Park without a car. If and when, Kroger builds their new grocery, we may be one step further away from being considered a ghetto (the current Kroger is still a reminder of our perceived stature).

Take a look at Walkscore.com and see how your neighborhood ranks.

Walk Score: 71 out of 100 — Very Walkable

Walk Score – Helping homebuyers, renters, and real estate agents find houses and apartments in great neighborhoods..

As gas prices continue to rise, walkscores could be a competitive advantage in home valuation.

The site isn’t particularly web 2.0, with no sharing/embedding settings- which would be great for Realtors to add to listings. Some of the provided links for South Park mystify me:

Dayton Gym Club isn’t a park. It’s not even a Gym- but it scores for both. Closest park is Burns Jackson next to 35 behind Emerson Academy. Nearest gym- probably Drakes.

I’ve never heard of Craig library- it’s in MVH apparently. I’d consider the Downtown public library the closest library. Morningside Books isn’t exactly a bookstore- it’s by appointment, and all Civil War, all the time.

The best part of Walkscore- is it identifies Halal International Grocery as our grocer- instead of Kroger.

Even if you don’t care about walkability- it may help some of you learn more about what’s around you.

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