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2011-07-19 23:01:00

SEATTLE, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Seattle-based Walk Score® today announced that more than 10,000 real estate websites are using its neighborhood mapping and data services to market their properties. This represents a 250 percent increase over the past year. Walk Score delivers four million scores per day across their network of partner sites, making it the leading measure of neighborhood walkability. Today's release of "America's Most Walkable Cities and...

2011-07-19 23:01:00

SEATTLE, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New York has been named America's most walkable city by Seattle-based Walk Score®, in its list of America's Most Walkable Cities and Neighborhoods. Miami, Minneapolis and Oakland are new additions to the top ten. Walk Score also rates the walkability of 2,500 cities and 10,000 neighborhoods. Walk Score's ten most walkable cities for 2011 include: 1) New York, 2) San Francisco, 3) Boston, 4) Chicago, 5) Philadelphia, 6) Seattle, 7)...

2010-11-21 23:01:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for the holidays, the merry crew at Walk Score has added new features that make it easier to walk off that big meal and escape awkward family situations. Today, the team launched walkability "heat maps" and neighborhood rankings for 2,500 cities in the United States. Walk Score now features: Walkability "heat maps" for 2,500 cities - with walkable areas in green and less walkable areas in red. Walk Score's "heat maps" let users view a...

2008-08-06 15:00:21

By Eyana Adah Mcmillan, The York Dispatch, Pa. Aug. 6--So, downtown York is a "walker's paradise," according to Front Seat, a Seattle-based company that runs a Web site, www.walkscore.com. With restaurants, bookstores and libraries within walking distance of each other, the downtown area scores a 97 out of 100 points, according to the Web site, which ranks the walkability of more than 2,500 American neighborhoods. "I appreciate the score, but the validity of it might not be as...

2008-07-29 12:00:49

By Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 29--Mark Vlasic and his family weren't thinking about walkability when they moved into Salt Lake City's east Liberty Park neighborhood several years ago. But its pedestrian-friendly, tree-lined streets and proximity to work, parks and local businesses have enhanced the family's life. "We've been recreating by biking around the neighborhood. We've discovered a new way of enjoying the city that is becoming part of our family entertainment," said...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'