New report calls Houston a ‘commuter town’


Houston is a “commuter’s town” according to a new analysis by real estate brokerage company Redfin, which recently ranked the municipality as having a walk score of 48. That means most errands require the use of a car.

The walkability score has been tracked by Walk Score, a Redfin company, since 2017.

The report noted that “you may find a walkable neighborhood but most likely still have to drive to work.”

The large-city ranking applies to municipalities with more than 300,000 residents.

Any city with more than 90 points in Walk Score’s ranking was deemed the most walkable and efficient. In cities with a ranking of 70 to 89, most errands can be done on foot. Those with 50 to 69 points means only some errands can be done by foot. However, scores under 25 points required the use of a car for daily errands.

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