To fans of New Urbanism -- the movement for traditional neighborhood design, where work, commerce and home can sit side by side -- it's been a banner year. With the rising gas prices, there have been a number of articles in the national news about people who are choosing to move into a town as a way to be more energy-efficient. This evening it hit Yahoo.
The article mentions Walkscore.com, which is an internet-based parlor game where you type in your address, and it gives you a score based on all the services and amenities within walking distance of your home.
San Francisco claims the title of "Most Walkable City", with a walkscore of 86. But readers of The Middletown Eye won't be surprised to learn that downtown Middletown has them beat, with a walkscore of 100% in our Village District.
Come on down!