Do you like walking? If so, knowing that your new house is walkable is important. There’s a great web site for those of us who like walking.
Walk Score – type in an address and it will tell you the walkability of your potential home:
My house in St Paul scored 91 out of 100 based primarily on the number of amenities within walking distance. Within a mile of my house there’s a grocery store, coffee house, restaurants, bars, schools, movie theater, park, library, fitness center, drug store, hardware store and shops.
The site also gave me information on my home – such as esitmated value, cost and date of last sale and links to a lot more info. Try it out on your current address or any potentinal address. Even if you’re not a big walker it will give you a snapshot of your new neighborhood.