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White Rock among Canada's most walkable cities

White Rock has scored well on a Seattle-based website that ranks cities for walkability. - File photo
White Rock has scored well on a Seattle-based website that ranks cities for walkability.
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White Rock has been named one of Canada's most walkable cities by Seattle-based Walk Score.

The website compares restaurants, shops and other amenities near a neighbourhood and gives it a walkability score from 0 to 100 to indicate how much can reasonably be accomplished on foot.

Vancouver topped the list with a score of 78 in the first-ever rankings, ahead of Toronto at 71 and Montreal at 70.

White Rock and other Metro cities weren't far behind Vancouver. It scored 72, just behind North Vancouver (73.3) and ahead of New Westminster (70).

The three biggest Metro Vancouver cities after Vancouver were lower – Burnaby scored 63.6, Richmond scored 55 and Surrey got 51.2.

And the site shows Victoria nearly rivals Vancouver with a score of 77.7.

For the full list or to search a particular address or neighbourhood, see www.walkscore.com.

The Canadian Real Estate Association's realtor.ca website now incorporates Walk Score rankings into its listings because home buyers and renters increasingly want to use it to gauge what's near a prospective home.

 

 

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