How Walkable is Dunedin?
A national website ranks Dunedin and downtown Dunedin very differently.
Downtown Dunedin fared better than the rest of the community in its 'walkability', according to the national website Walk Score.
Walk Score rates cities, downtowns, neighborhoods or even your home address on a score out of 100 on their 'walkability. You can enter your home address here to find your score.
Dunedin has a score of 45, while downtown scored 65.
How does Walk Score work? According to an April 2012 Slate.com report:
"Walk Score is a website that takes a physical address—enter yours here—and computes, using proprietary algorithms and various data streams, a measure of its walkability ... What drives the score is choice and proximity—the more amenities (restaurants, movie theaters, schools) you have around you, and the closer they are, the higher your Walk Score."
The highest ranked city in Florida is Miami Beach, while the least walkable area is Poinciana.
Walk Score says people, businesses and the environment all benefit from having a walkable community.
- People who live walkable communities weigh 6-10 pounds less than someone who lives in other neighborhoods.
- For every 10 minutes spent commuting in car, is 10 minutes less minutes people generally spend on community activities.
- Walk Score says property values increase by $3,000 for each point of the score
Speak up! How would you rate the walkability of Dunedin?
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