The term walkability has been floating around for a while. The above graph shows the importance of walkability in different cities according to data collected by Zillow.
How does walkability effect Harrisonburg? For most of Harrisonburg, Walkability does not make a big difference. Most people do not walk to work, restaurants, coffee shops, or grocery stores. WalkScore.com rates Harrisonburg as a 43 (Car dependant town).However, I would argue that the revitalization of downtown Harrisonburg has helped contribute to the desirability of walkable neighborhoods.
So, how walkable is downtown? Here is the walk score from New Town which is perhaps the most affected neighborhood by downtown's revitalization:
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