723 Spring scored an overall Walk Score of 80 which is the top quartile for all Ann Arbor residents. Walkability offers surprising benefits to our health, the environment, our finances, and our communities. Health: The average resident of a walkable neighborhood weighs 6-10 pounds less than someone who lives in a sprawling neighborhood. Cities with good public transit and access to amenities promote happiness. Environment: 82% of CO2 emissions are from burning fossil fuels. Your feet are zero-pollution transportation machines. Finances: Cars are the second largest household expense in the U.S. One point of Walk Score is worth up to $3,000 of value for your property. Communities: Studies show that for every 10 minutes a person spends in a daily car commute, time spent in community activities falls by 10%.
723 Spring Street scored the total points possible on the USGBC LEED Platinum Certification for Community Resources and Public Transportation by being designated as a Home within 1/2 mile of 14 basic community resources. The home is less than a mile from the University of Michigan Hospital and a great living location for physicians, nurses, administrators or other employees who can’t be far away or would like to give up their commute and parking hassles.
For transportation needs, the home is only steps from the bus stop and a few blocks from both the Amtrak Depot and Enterprise Rental Car. The YMCA is a 5 minute walk and a new cross-walk signal on Huron Street makes it an easy walk or bike ride so it’s time to get in shape!
After your work-out, it’s time to head to two of our favorite places – Caseys or the Kerrytown Farmers Market depending on your mood.
Ann Arbor has 157 city parks, The City of Ann Arbor voters approved a six-year park millage in November 2006 that funds current, ongoing improvements to Ann Arbor’s park system, which consists of 157 parks spanning 2,089.66 acres. 723 Spring Street borders Belize Park and is just a short walk to over a dozen or more other parks, the Huron river, kayaking, hiking and near the hub of many local popular bike riding routes. Locals will recognize the local favorites including the new cascade rapids at Argo, Bandemer’s famous disc golf course, the band shell at West Park as well as Hunt’s Park, Bird Park, Barton Hills Nature Area and many, many others.