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Walkability At The Beach Shack: Walk Your Way To A Happier, Healthier Life In Scarborough


Did you know that there’s a miracle remedy out there that has a whole range of benefits for your physical and mental wellbeing? Even better than that, it’s completely free! What’s its name? Turns out it’s something that we’re all very familiar with: walking.

More and more studies have found that incorporating physical activity into your daily routine can have a huge impact on your health in the long term. This can include drastically reducing your risk of conditions like heart disease, depression and dementia.

It doesn’t have to mean doing a 10k run or pumping iron at the gym either. The simple act of walking for half an hour a day can significantly improve your health outcomes. That’s why ‘walkability’ has become the new buzzword in town planning and urban development.

Walkability refers to how pedestrian friendly and noncar dependent a location is. Essentially, the more activities you can do on foot, the more walkable a location is. Websites like redfin.com award a walkability score by analysing an area’s pedestrian friendliness and awarding points for the closeness of amenities (those within a 5 minute walk get maximum points, those 30 minutes or more away get none).

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Basically, the more things you can accomplish without the use of your car, the higher the walkability score of your location. In a city as car dependant as Perth, this is a revolutionary concept, but it’s one that Norup + Wilson have fully embraced. Our focus on location isn’t just limited to great views, we want all of our developments to be as convenient and accessible as possible.

The Beach Shack is a great example of this. While we haven’t got the official Walk Score yet for Scarborough, if we were to self rank, we would have to put the score up in the 70 to 80 range thanks to the fantastic foreshore redevelopment.

Sitting just a few minutes walk away, this multi million dollar project has injected new life into the area and features almost everything you could need on a day-to-day basis - great cafes, bars & restaurants, a supermarket, speciality shops, a swimming pool, outdoor concert venue, skate park and kids adventure playgroup, not to mention stunning Scarborough beach itself.

This means that you can leave the car safely parked at home and access everything you need on foot. Not only is this a much more enjoyable way to live (who actually likes driving around town anyway?), incorporating more walking into your lifestyle is proven to make you a much happier, healthier individual in the long term.

If you’re interested in learning more about the walkability of The Beach Shack or any of our other developments then don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today. Our commitment to lifestyle, luxury and location goes far beyond that offered by other developers. By choosing locations that have great walkability, we’re helping to ensure that our residents have the healthiest, most active and engaging lifestyles possible - and who wouldn’t want that?

Source: https://www.walkscore.com/methodology.shtml

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