I was looking at zillow.com’s website a moment ago, looking for ways to improve my site when I bumped into a little icon that had a “walk score” next to it. The property had a walk score of 14 and underneath he score it said “Car Dependent” and I thought “Is this some kind of algorithm to judge a place’s walkability?” Of course, it was, or rather is… otherwise this post would end right now with “Wouldn’t that be neat?”
Here’s an example of walkscore.com’s Walk Score app for a random listing I pulled in Laguna Beach:
1855 Ocean, Laguna Beach, CA, 92651
Looks like it gets a “75/100″ which puts that home at a “Very Walkable” rank… I love it…
I’m calling my developers right now and getting this implemented into my listings.
Note: It looks like the “Walk Score Tile” that they provide is having some trouble in the Internet Explorer browser (at least on mine it is)… take it for a spin here: http://www.walkscore.com. Happy walking!
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I just took a new listing in the equestrian neighborhood of Orange Park Acres. The home is located at 10862 Meads; construction was finished late Summer 2008. The home is over 7,000 square feet and sits on over an acre, which is almost entirely usable. Orange Park Acres is zoned for horses and per the owners of the property, you may stable up to nine horses on the property.
The exterior of 10862 Meads in Orange Park Acres
The entry at 10862 Meads in Orange Park Acres
The gourmet kitchen at 10862 Meads in OPA
The saltwater pool & spa
A view from the rear corner of the property
A view from the balcony off of the Master Bedroom.
• 5 Bedrooms, 6 Baths
• 7,097 square feet of living space on a 47,916 square foot lot
• Two Story
• Attached 3 Car Garage
• Amazing kitchen with professional-grade stainless steel appliances
• Workout Room/Gym
• Large Downstairs Bonus Room with full bath
• Downstairs Office
• Salt water pool & spa
The majority of homes in OPA are on septic systems, though I understand there are inroads being made into getting the neighborhood on a public sewer system. While at first glance it may seem that septic-vs-sewer is probably one of the items low on the totem pole of sales tactics, it must be noted that this home has one of Orange County’s first grey-water recycling systems that moves waste water from the home and into a treatment filter and then into the surrounding substrate to partially irrigate the landscaping and ultimately reduce the impact of the waste water on the local water table. There is more on the process here: www.biosolutions.org/wastewaterproducts.htm.
You can take a look at the property on my Featured Properties page or at the property website – www.1082meads.com.
The list price is $3,200,000.