Denver Ranked Among Top Walkable Cities

Greenwood Village, CO, January 25, 2009 --( Denver ranks number 11 among the “Most Walkable” cities according to Walk Score, which calculates ratings from 1 to 100 for walkability. Walk Score believes walkable neighborhoods are one of the simplest and most effective solutions to halt climate change, improve our health, and strengthen our communities.

Homebuyers now have access to property specific walkability ratings when looking for that perfect house or condo., real estate website from Metrolist®, recently integrated Walk Score ratings with its listings. "Our vision is for property listings to read: Bedrooms 3, Bathrooms: 2, Walk Score: 84," said Mike Mathieu, founder of Walk Score. "We're pleased to see leading real estate portals, helping their customers find walkable properties."

Looking for a neighborhood with high walkability? Properties in Lodo, Golden Triangle, Cherry Creek and Capitol Hill scored at 90 or above. Homes in these areas would be considered “Walkers Paradise” where “most errands can be accomplished on foot and many people get by without owning a car.”

Walk Scores are calculated using proprietary algorithm that awards points based on the distance to the closest amenity in specified categories. Walk Score calculates the walkability of an address by locating nearby stores, restaurants, schools, parks, etc.

If you’re interested in a more active lifestyle or simply reducing environment impacts caused by greenhouse gases, look for your next home on Use the Walk Score rating to find a walkable neighborhood or property that meets your standards for quality living.

About and Metrolist®:
Metrolist hosts the leading Colorado website for home buyer and sellers, Metrolist® is the largest MLS in the state of Colorado, supporting the largest network of Realtors® with the most comprehensive database of real property listings throughout the Front Range. Realtor®-owned since 1984, Metrolist provides leading technology solutions to real estate brokers to better serve buyers and sellers.

About Walk Score
Walk Score is a project of Front Seat, a civic software company based in Seattle. Front Seat software connects people to the places we live, the resources we consume, and our communities. Since its launch in July 2007, Walk Score has become the most popular measure of walkability in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K., with more than eight million addresses served on The Walk Score team is advised by an eight-person Advisory Board, which includes urban planning, environmental and technical experts from institutions such as Sightline Institute, The Brookings Institution, and Google.

Metrolist, Inc.
Melissa Olson