Photo — The Dale Chihuly art installation at The Residences on Georgia.
If you are someone who enjoys a daily walk as a part of a healthy lifestyle, the phrase “location, location, location,” translates into “walkable neighbourhood.” Walking is said to reduce the risk of heart disease, increase community involvement and extend one’s life. Communities are increasingly placing value on walkabiliy — the measure for how many services and amenities can be found within walking distance.
Walk Score is a free online service that measures just how walkable your neighbourhood is. It factors in elements such as how pedestrians-friendly the streets are, how accessible transit is and how many amenities are near by. How walkable is your neighbourhood? Find your Walk Score here.
Vancouver Extended Stay has the walk score of 95 which falls into the highest category of “Walker’sParadise.” This means that everything from work to play can easily be done within walking distance and almost all amenities can be found within a few blocks. You won’t waste any time in transit when you stay with us! Find furnished apartments in Vancouver located in a walkers paradise at Vancouver Extended Stay.
Some great walking spots within 1 km Vancouver Extended Stay include:
- The Coal Harbour Seawall & Vancouver Convention Centre
- Robson St.— shopping and dining
- Denman St.— shopping, dining, cycling, beaches
- Davie St.— entertainment, shopping and nightlife
- Granville St — entertainment, shopping and nightlife
Wild about walkability? Read about how life changing a walkable neighbourhood can really be from the perspective of this Portland resident.