Category: Walkscore

Do the math.

May 9, 2019 by Catheryn Hodgson

It’s slim pickings on the Halifax peninsula if you’re interested in a quiet, high-end condo. Your selection is even narrower if your mandate is to find one with reasonable condo fees. A lot of people underestimate the impact of condo fees. After all, you’re running the numbers, looking at monthly costs all in…but when you […]

Warning: exercise has been known to cause health and happiness

April 4, 2018 by Catheryn Hodgson

We all know that Q Lofts has a great walk score and lots of places to choose for a meal out, a coffee or a cocktail. But did you know that Q is in an area with tons of getting-fit options? Not only is there a gym in the building but a short walk connects […]

What’s a Walk Score and why should you care?

February 15, 2018 by Catheryn Hodgson

Walk Score is a number between 0 and 100 that measures the walkability of any address. It awards points based on the distance to the closet amenity in a number of categories. The company was founded over 10 years ago with the belief that “walkability offers significant benefits to our health, the environment, our finances […]

New fun in the North End

January 31, 2018 by Catheryn Hodgson

  The Coast’s Year in Review issue last month had its “annual round-up of the opening and closings that changed the small business landscape” for 2017. It’s no surprise to those of us who are die-hard fans of the area north of the commons that, of the 103 businesses which opened around HRM, Halifax’s north […]