Homes With High Walk Scores in Hampton Roads Offer Health and Convenience

Hampton Roads features several locations that earn high marks according to When owners can walk to places and aren't as car dependent, opportunities can really begin opening up. Walking is an activity that restores health and increases longevity. Even those not physically able to do other types of exercising can walk with ease. Additionally, homeowners can save money by not using as much gas while reducing their carbon footprints.

Buyers can find two areas in the Southside of Hampton Roads that have high walk scores, and both happen to be in Norfolk. The first part of town scored an 82 out of 100; it is right around Ghent in the 23517 zip code. This area has all kinds of hip eateries and coffee bars. Grocers are easily accessible, as are public schools. Downtown Norfolk, or zip code 23510, scored an even higher walk score of 85. Homes here range from townhomes to high-rise condos and many feature amazing views of the city and river. Nightlife, cultural events and MacArthur Center are all within walking distance.

Elsewhere in Hampton Roads, Gloucester (score of 82) and Williamsburg (score of 77), rate high when it comes to walkability. These small towns allow homeowners to live life at a slower pace while they stay active and take daily walks to nearby locales. Walk to museums and historical sites in Williamsburg and a variety of shops in Gloucester, the daffodil capital of the world. Both cities have many types of homes for sale, so buyers can take their pick and begin adapting to healthier lifestyles.

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