Here is a cool website that lets you rate the "walkability" factor of any neighborhood. The site uses an algorythm to calculate the distance of a specific residence to amenities such as grocery stores, schools, parks, churches, etc. Then it scores the "walkability" from 1 - 100.
Our personal residence didn't fare so well. We scored a 26 out of 100. Geesh. No wonder we just broke down and bought a Honda Civic. On the other hand, I plugged in my Mother-in-Laws former residence on Willow Lane by Sheridan Village, and it scored a 76, or "very walkable".
The website goes on to rate some of the highest rated walkable neighborhoods in the country. There are quite a few around Chicago, and New York City scored very high on the walkability scale as well.
This will be a great tool to promote some of my more "walk-able" listings. On the other hand if the home doesn't score that well, well, we'll just fughetaboudit.