Commuting is expensive and time spent sitting in traffic is lost forever. Here are our favorite commuting stats:
- Over three quarters of home shoppers rate being within a 30 minute commute to work as important. (Source: National Association of Realtors)
- Commuters waste 4.2 billion hours and 2.8 billion gallons of gas in traffic per year. (Source: Texas Transportation Institute)
- The average American spends over $9,000 per year on their car. This is the equivalent of a $135,000 mortgage and the second largest expense for most households, costing more than food, clothing and health care. (Source: AAA)
To get started, visit walkscore.com/apartments and enter your work (or school) address, select your preferred mode of transportation, and tell us how long you’re willing to commute.
Apartment listings from craigslist are automatically sorted by estimated commute time and can be further filtered by Walk Score, price and size.
“Access to public transit and minimizing commute times are high-priority, quality of life issues for many renters. We’re very pleased to offer Walk Score users access to MyNewPlace’s extensive inventory of apartments and rental homes in virtually every neighborhood throughout the U.S.,” said Mark Moran, MyNewPlace SVP of Marketing
From WalkScore Blog
My post today on the OMG Blog.