Did you know Nuber and Nuber Group’s free home search tool offers Walk Score technology on our posted listings? You may be asking yourself what a Walk Score is and why does it matter? A “Walk Score” is a number between 0 and 100 that measures the “walkability” of any address. Alternatively, there are other Scores assigned to each address that can help measure the desirability of the home you are viewing, including a “Transit Score” that measures access to public transit and a “Bike Score” that measures whether a location is good for biking. Whatever your preferred method of transportation is, it’s covered so that you will know for sure whether a home is perfect for you or not.

Dallas Walk Score Example

Example: Walk Score from DallashomesTX.com listing.

For each address, Walk Score analyzes hundreds of walking routes to nearby amenities. Points are awarded based on the distance to amenities in each category.

Walk Score also measures pedestrian friendliness by analyzing population density and road metrics such as block length and intersection density. Data sources include Google, Education.com, Open Street Map, the U.S. Census, Localeze, and places added by the Walk Score user community.

Walk Score Table

Source: walkscore.com

Walk Scores are not just for large cities! There are many small towns that have high Walk Scores and for people living in these areas, it’s still useful and important to know the distance to the nearest grocery store or school. For those who are looking for a more secluded home environment, a lower Walk Score is not only a good thing, but can also act as a “away from it all” score.

Walk Scores are also important to home sellers: a high ‘walk score’ can actually boost your home’s value! Commute time and places to walk are 2 of the top 3 most important community characteristics (National Association of Realtors). “Walkable” neighborhoods are highly sought after and just one point can add nearly 1% to a property’s sale price in some cases (Source: marketwatch.com). Listing your home with Nuber and Nuber Group can not only aid in this boost, but will also add to the marketability of your home. Want to know more about how Nuber and Nuber Group can boost your real estate transaction and experience? Give us a call! 

Just a few more details you should know:

  • Walkability and public transit are associated with higher home values1
  • Commute time and places to walk are two of the most important criteria for home shoppers2
  • A home’s location (location efficiency) is often more important than the building’s energy efficiency4


1: https://www.redfin.com/blog/2009/08/new-study-shows-one-point-of-walk-score-worth-up-to-3000.html

2: https://www.nar.realtor/reports/2011-community-preference-survey

3: https://www.buildinggreen.com/downloads