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What’s a Bike Score ? Buying a NJ Home

Location, location,location. You’ve heard time and time again that when buying a home, location is what matters most…. and for good reason! For that purpose the concept of  Walk Score was created. Dedicated to the idea that “less time in the car means more time for the things you love,” Walk Score, developed in 2008, has made it easier for home buyers to find a home that is closer to the activities and places they love.  Relocating from an urban city people are conditioned to WALKING. After a long day at work , New Jersey residents want to come home, relax and maybe go out for a dinner or dessert. Walk Score along with Bike Score are two invaluable tools for people looking to relocate to Northern New Jersey. Walk Score provides ratings from 0 to 100 to determine a neighborhood’s walkability, buyers can decide if the area they are considering is more Car-Dependent, Very Walkable, a Walker’s Paradise, or somewhere in-between. Bike Score suggests areas that are best suited and not so desirable for bike riding. Considering such issues as hills and bike lanes, along with “road connectivity” and a town’s biking population, communities have been rated using the same type of scoring system, with 70-100 being named Very Bikeable. The goal of Bike Score is to help cities measure and then improve their bicycling ridership. Check it out and see where your town rates by clicking here. If you are searching for a home, you will also enjoy visiting tools such as Transit Score which helps in calculating the cost of your commute! If you would like more in-depth information about towns within a commuting distance to New York City, or places where you can walk and ride in our community, please contact me.

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