Walk Score is a website that provides a numerical ranking or score for any address based on the “walkability” of the surroundings and neighborhood. Walk Score also provides a public transit rating called Transit Score and a commute report with drive, transit, bike, and walk times. Walk Score delivers four million scores per day across the Walk Score network.
Walk Score’s products include a Neighborhood Map that is used by over 10,000 real estate website and data access via APIs. In addition, the Walk Score Neighborhood Flyer allows real estate professionals to create a print quality flyer for their listings. Walk Score has a “Freemium” business model, with free and Premium versions of their products.
Walk Score also provides walkability, public transit, and road network data to researchers. An independent study by CEOs for Cities found that one point of Walk Score is worth up to $3,000 depending on the metro area.
The Walk Score mission is to promote walkable neighborhoods for their environmental, health, and economic benefits.
Walk Score currently supports the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
WalkScore Raises $2M To Rate The “Walkability” Of Potential Housing (techcrunch.com)