Walkable communities are happier, healthier, greener and better support local businesses. It’s one of the best things about Lakewood, especially considering more and more folks are placing an emphasis on walkability.
According to walkscore.com, a walkable community has:
• “A center: Walkable neighborhoods have a discernable center, whether it's a shopping district, a main street, or a public space.
• Density: The neighborhood is compact enough for local businesses to flourish and for public transportation to run frequently.
• Mixed income, mixed use: Housing is provided for everyone who works in the neighborhood: young and old, singles and families, rich and poor. Businesses and residences are located near each other.
• Parks and public space: There are plenty of public places to gather and play.
• Pedestrian-centric design: Buildings are placed 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 homes.”
Lakewood is very walkable. Check out your address's walkability at www.walkscore.com