How walkable is your community?  Did you know you can find out the “walkability score” of your community?

Inman News posted a link today to the Walk Score site, and I know I spent a good 15 minutes playing with the site.  My childhood home?  Pretty friendly to walking to shops, restaurants and such.  Bill Gates’ house?  Not so much.

I know it seems a little cheeky and cute, but I think there’s a real value there as the premium continues to rise, both at the pump and in the consumer’s desire to live in and near the urban core.