Walk Score® helps you find a walkable place to live on Rent.com.au. If you visit rent.com.au today and look at any currently listed rental property, you can drill down and see its walkability ranking and estimated commute times.
But what is Walk Score®?
Walk Score® calculates the walkability of any given address by locating nearby amenities, such as shopping centres, restaurants, schools and parks.
Basically, Walk Score® measures how easy it is for you to live a ‘car free’ lifestyle.
Finding a Walker’s Paradise property on Rent.com.au
If walkability is important to you, you can add an extra filter to your rental property search to show properties which meet your needs.
- Start your search on Rent.com.au by entering the name of a suburb (i.e. Sydney, 2000)
- On the Search Results page, look at the filters shown on the left-hand side. This is where you can change the number of bedrooms, car spaces, price, etc. At the bottom of the filter list, click the ‘Walk Score®’ tab.
- If you want a property with a Walk Score® above 70, you should select properties marked ‘Very Walkable’ or ‘Walker’s Paradise’.
What does a property’s Walk Score mean?
Walk Score® helps renters who are looking for a walkable place to live. Walk Score® is a number between 0 and 100 that measures the walkability of any address.
Daily errands do not require a car
Most errands can be accomplished on foot
Some errands can be accomplished on foot
Most errands require a car
Almost all errands require a car
What makes an area walkable?
- A centre: Walkable neighbourhoods have a discernable centre: This could be a shopping district, a main street or a public space.
- Density: The suburb is compact enough for local businesses to flourish and for public transportation to run frequently.
- Mixed income, mixed use: Housing is provided for everyone in the neighbourhood: Young and old, singles anc couples. Businesses and residences are located near each other.
- Parks and public space: There are plenty of public spaces to gather and play.
- Pedestrian-centric design: Buildings are places close to the street to cater to foot traffic, with parking lots relegated to the back.
- Nearby schools and workplaces: Schools and workplaces are close enough that most residents can walk from their home.
Need more information? Call Rent.com.au’s Customer Service team on 1300 736 810 or email us on [email protected] for details to help you get started.
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