Found this amusing Google mash-up following CogDog’s tweets, Walk Score. It searches for business, schools, libraries, etc within walking distance of any address and then hands a score on a scale from 1-100.
My score? 18, which equals Driving Only. Well, you can actually walk to the Wal-Mart superstore from here, which has a McD’s and a hair salon, so where else exactly do you need to go anyway? Of course it makes little sense to walk there … cause how are you going to lug back a six-month supply of toilet paper, an industrial-size bottle of dishwasher detergent, 10 cubic feet of decorative mulch, and the latest DVD release?
Helpfully there is a Border’s "nearby" (six miles) and you only have to cross two interstates and a giant mall parking lot to get there.