To choose the right rental, you need detailed information. We provide you with a Walk Score for each listed property. Walk Scores tell you how far the walk is from the listed property to destinations such as schools, parks and shopping. The system even gives you a numerical ranking of how walk-accessible the listing is. For instance, New York City apartments have Walk Scores in the 90s.
Walk Score also denotes restaurants, coffee and groceries. Click More Places on Walk Score, and get suggestions for books, bars, entertainment and banking. If the listing is close to public transportation, the system provides you with a Transit Score.
Overall Walk Scores above 90 indicate you don’t need a car to get around. Between 70 and 90 is considered “desirable.” If your Walk Score is between 50 and 70, you’ll probably need a car or public transportation. Below 50, you definitely need a car.
The program uses data from Zillow to tell you how far each place is from your listing. Places within ¼-mile are given the highest scores. If the place is more than one mile away, its Walk Score is zero. The service uses Google maps, specifically the Local Search API, to identify amenities. If you discover a place not listed in your local Walk Score, you can add it to the Local Search at Google.
Walk Scores are located on each GoSection8.com property page, below the Map and above Who Pays What?. You can scroll in any direction, and reduce or enlarge your selected area. For even more functionality — to get a Commuter Report or Explore Your Neighborhood, for instance – head over to the Walk Score website (http://www.walkscore.com). Like everything else we do for tenants, it’s free!