What is a walkable neighborhood, and why should anybody want one? Here’s what has to say:

Picture a walkable neighborhood. You lose weight each time you walk to the grocery store. You stumble home from last call without waiting for a cab. You spend less money on your car—or you don’t own a car. When you shop, you support your local economy. You talk to your neighbors.

Walkscore believes that walkable neighborhoods are essential to the health of cities and citizens alike. We here at Laurel Park Management agree. Walkscore gives Laurel Park a rating of 92 out of 100, meaning that virtually everything one wants or needs is within arm’s (or in this case foot’s) reach. From any of Laurel Park Management’s Downtown Sarasota apartments, residents can walk to grocery stores, restaurants, shopping, movies, parks, services, and just about everything else. That’s why we call Laurel Park Sarasota’s urban village.

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