Lake & City Homes adds WalkScore to website

Posted by Jolenta Averill on Wednesday, June 10th, 2009 at 12:10am.

It's well established that walking offers better health, fewer greenhouse gases, more transportation options (e.g. bicycling and busing), increased social interaction with family and neighbors, and stronger local businesses. So in its effort to match people with Homes that fit their lifestyle, we at Lake & City Homes are proud to announce the addition of WalkScore to We simply love that WalkScore ranks thousands of neighborhoods all over the country to help you find a walkable place to live. So we decided to integrate that functionality into our search capabilities and more. Here's how we do it (so far):

Search for "highly walkable" homes 

A "Walk Score Minimum" field has been added to our MLS Search so you can search for homes that have high "walkability" (homes that are within walking distance of lots of desirable destinations). You can search for properties with Walk Scores that range from No Minimum to a Walk Score of 100 (considered perfect walkability), using multiples of 5. 

View Walk Score results

We also added a Walk Score field to our Details page so you can see what establishments are located within walking distance of any given property without ever leaving our site. For example, below are the Walk Score results for our listing at Third Lake Ridge condominium located at 1037 Williamson Street. Walk Score measures the walkability of the address based on the property's distance to nearby stores, restaurants, schools, parks and more and then assigns the property a score based on the number of points that property earns for being close to amenities in each category. Points decline as the distance approaches 1 mile (or 1.6 km) and no points are awarded for amenities further than 1 mile away. Each category is weighted equally and points are tallied to yield a score from 0 to 100.

see a property's Walk Score rating from 0 to 100

what's within walking distance of this property?

 Walk Score mapped results


We're super excited to finally have WalkScore integrated right into our site and want to hear how you like it. Why not tell our community of visitors what you think makes a neighborhood walkable?

Stay tuned to for more tools for locating walkable Madison homes, featured walkable neighborhoods, better living through green living, and how best to explore our area's most walkable neighborhoods.

For more information or to schedule a property tour, please contact Jolenta Averill, Broker|Owner of Lake & City Homes, at (563) BUY-SOLD (563-289-7653).



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Jolenta Averill, Principal
Lake & City Homes Realty
(563) BUY-SOLD

13 Responses to "Lake & City Homes adds WalkScore to website"

Ashlee wrote: Sounds like a great feature to have! I have many clients who want to be within walking distance of everything! Then they dont need a car! Except on rainy days!

Posted on Thursday, June 11th, 2009 at 6:31pm.

Bruce Wagg wrote: Ok I'm going to have to sign up to see exactly how this great feature works. What a great idea for people searching for homes.

Posted on Thursday, June 11th, 2009 at 10:50pm.

Webmaster wrote: Bruce, Thanks for stopping by and registering. We're looking forward to hearing your thoughts on WalkScore when you get a chance!

Posted on Thursday, June 11th, 2009 at 11:19pm.

An Bui, DocuSign Social Media wrote: The WalkScore functionality is key! Thanks so much for adding it. Knowing that I can easily walk to life's conveniences was one of the reasons why I loved city living.

Posted on Monday, June 15th, 2009 at 11:31am.

Mike Ciucci wrote: Jolenta, what a great feature! Here again, you're ahead of the technology curve for your users.

Posted on Thursday, June 18th, 2009 at 10:10am.

Tampa Property Management wrote: Wow they officially have a tool for everything. This is a great feature you are providing for your clients.

Posted on Thursday, June 18th, 2009 at 10:58am.

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