Sherman Oaks was ranked 42nd on a list of almost 100 neighborhoods around Los Angeles for their walkability score.
WalkScore.com, which provided the rankings on their website, determined the scores by measuring "the walkability of individual addresses based on proximity to nearby amenities."
Sherman Oaks got a score of 65 out of 100. However, Studio City, according to the list, is still the San Fernando Valley's most walkable city. Studio City received a score of 75, Encino scored 55 in terms of walkability.
The most pedestrian friendly area of Sherman Oaks are the streets near the intersection of Ventura and Van Nuys Boulevards.
Why would this matter? Here's why:
Walkable neighborhoods offer surprising benefits to the environment, our health, our finances, and our communities.
Environment: Cars are a leading cause of climate change. Your feet are zero-pollution transportation machines.
Health: The average resident of a walkable neighborhood weighs 6-10 pounds less than someone who lives in a sprawling neighborhood.1
Finances: One point of Walk Score is worth up to $3,000 of value for your property. Read the research report.
Communities: Studies show that for every 10 minutes a person spends in a daily car commute, time spent in community activities falls by 10%.3
Get a full breakdown of the way WalkScore came up with their rankings or take a look at where your neighborhood fell on the list here.