A Walk in the Park

A property’s “Walkability” rating has become quite a talking point. For many home shoppers, whether or not a home is in a walkable area is a new important factor when checking off the pros and cons of a listing. Walkability is essentially a measure of how friendly a property or an area is to walking. Factors include location, the presence or absence of quality sidewalks, proximity to local stores, cafés, and restaurants, and the safety of the neighborhood. Not only is walkability generally considered a positive due to notion of an area’s vitality but also due to the major health benefits that come from an active lifestyle. How important is walkability to you?

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