I stumbled upon a new gadget on the web that I think is kind of cool. It really appeals to my eco-friendly style. It's purpose is to measure the "walkability" of a neighborhood. I quickly typed in my address and got a Walk Score of 72 for Mount Dora. Very Walkable! They define a walkable neighborhood as the following:
"Picture a walkable neighborhood. You lose weight each time you walk to the grocery store. You stumble home from last call without waiting for a cab. You spend less money on your car—or you don't own a car. When you shop, you support your local economy. You talk to your neighbors."Ditto! That is one of the main reasons why I chose to move here. So that I could walk downtown to the parks and the festivals. So I could walk home after having a few too many glasses of wine. I enjoy the feeling of community I get by walking to do all of my errands, to go to the post office, pick up some coffee, get a pedicure.
What's your neighborhoods walk score? Check it out at www.WalkScore.com.