One of the most frequent questions I get from home buyers planning a move to the Lake Norman area is “how far is that home from shopping?” Keeping in mind that for the most part, the closer you are to living on the actual shoreline of Lake Norman the farther you are from most restaurants and shopping, most of my clients would like to be within about 15 minutes of at least a full-service grocery store.
Considering there is about 520 miles of shoreline on Lake Norman, explaining the proximity to shopping for each property can be difficult….until now!
I just learned about a really cool new site: WalkScore.com All you have to do is type in a specific address at the top and it will not only provide you with a “Walk Score” from 1-100, but it also provides a map and lists the closest:
- Grocery Stores
- Coffee Shops
- Movie Theaters
- Drug Stores
- Hardware Stores
- Clothing and Music
I found that sometimes their first choice might not be the best one but if you click on the category a list will drop down of all of the, let’s say, coffee shops, in the area and how many miles they are from your home!
Even though most Lake Norman homes may not get high scores for walkability this is still a great tool for finding the closest services to your home. Enjoy!