Walkscore, the website that attempts to quantify the “walkability” of streets and neighborhoods, has introduced a new apartment search tool that makes it easy to find a home near transit. It parses Craigslist housing ads and maps them based on factors of urban livability – proximity to transit, commute time, and cost are just a few of the factors considered.
How often do you hear people say they want to find an apartment “within a 10-minute walk of the Metro” or “by a bus stop”? Now you can narrow down apartments based on this criteria.
Walkscore Apartment Search has lots of fun tools for transit geeks, as you can see – I had a lot of fun mapping out pads near bus or train lines. How helpful do you think this tool will be in helping you find your next urban apartment?