You may remember an item on WalkScore that I posted earlier in the year. WalkScore measures a location's walkability based upon its access to urban amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, parks, and entertainment.
WalkScore recently released an index ranking walkability among major cities. A typical Third Ward address easily ranks in the top ten, matching or exceeding the walkability of such cities as Seattle, Boston, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.
The bad news is that Charlotte ranked #38 of 40 cities. Residents of other Charlotte neighborhoods: Come experience our quality of life!
I have added the WalkScore "tile" to third-ward.org. See the right hand side of this page to try out your own address.