Well forget counting coffee shops to assess a suburb’s growth potential. A new way to score hot spots is growing in popularity: it’s the walkability score.
Walkscore.com rates the walkability of a city from 0 (car dependent) to 100 (get your sneakers on).
There are parallels between high walk scores and high price growth says, Property Update.
Sydney is ranked Australia’s most walkable city with a score of 63. Property Update says home values in Sydney’s most walkable neighbourhoods can attract a premium of 20 per cent.
If you’ve ever tried to drive in Sydney, you won’t be surprised to hear that.
Brisbane gets a walkability score of 51, placing us 4th in Australia’s capital cities. Canberra is the least walkable with a score of 40. Check out the full list below.
WalkScores for Australia’s cities:
- Sydney, 63
- Melbourne, 57
- Adelaide, 54
- Brisbane, 51
- Perth, 50
- Newcastle, 49
- Wollongong, 48
- Gold Coast, 48
- Central Coast, 41
- Canberra, 40