Want a shorter commute? A new tool finds the perfect place to live

Walk Score is already a popular tool for exploring the walkability of your city. Now, their latest project will help you find the commutability of your workplace, and maybe even save you precious time on your daily commute.

Walk Score is already a popular tool for exploring the walkability of your city. Now, their latest project will help you find the commutability of your workplace, and maybe even save you precious time on your daily commute.

The new Apartment Search tool helps you find apartments within a certain commute time. What makes this tool so dynamic is that you can search based on the commute length you want and also by the mode of transportation you want to take -- you can choose from public transportation, car, bike, and walking. On top of all that you can get even more picky by selecting the walk score of the area you want to live in.

Check it out. Say you work at the White House (and your last name isn't Obama). You're looking to move closer to cut back on your hour-long commute. You want to walk to work and you want to be able to do it in about 30 minutes. Here's where you should think about living:

The map also integrates apartment listing on Craigslist so you don't have to go back and forth to see if the apartment is within your preference range. Of course, if you're looking to buy a place you're out of luck, but at least you'll have an idea of where to look.

Would you use the tool next time you're looking to move?

Photos: Walk Score

This post was originally published on Smartplanet.com

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