When it comes to building a green home, high performance isn’t the only aspect to focus on. How close a residence is to shops, amenities, and places of work is an important consideration for promoting a more environmentally friendly community. The more walkable a neighborhood is, the easier it is for residents to travel where they need to by foot instead of relying on personal transportation.
This is where Walk Score comes in – a public resource that evaluates a property’s “walkability”. According to Walk Score, 56% of millennials prefer a walkable neighborhood and they’re willing to pay more for it.