When we talk to people about what they are looking when choosing an area, they often talk about what is in the neighbourhood. Often this is in terms of being able to walk to things like schools, shops or restaurants. That is why we think that the new “walk score” report on our real estate web site is a feature that people might find useful.
If you want to try this out then you should choose the Google search option (you can also do simple searches, mls map searches and more). You will probably need to install the Google Earth add on. Once you have run a search, you can click on any property to get the listing details. Then choose the show on map option.
So finally you get to choose Walk Score. Google then does it’s best to find what is around this property. May not be much if you are somewhere rural, but it is some guide for you.
While you are on our site, you might be interested in the other cool features that help you with property searches. Some of them are kept for people who sign up (for free) on the site. I hear people like the ability to save their searches and mark ones as favourites too. Anyway happy searching.