I learned about Walk Score from Tim Lauer.  You type in an address and it then gives a “walkability” score to it.  In other words, how close is it to schools, stores, etc. so you don’t have to use an automobile.

It also lists the different services, stores, etc. in the immediate vicinity.

This will be a great tool for my students to use in their annual project of comparing their neighborhoods with others. 

I’ve placed the link along with the other online tools my students use to evaluate neighborhoods.  It’s on my Examples of Student Work page under Student Neighborhood Maps.