Your Urban Index Score ™ is the dynamic metric ‘picture’ created by the interplay of the five (5) criteria: Walkability, School Quality, Public Transit, Austin Culture, and Nature Access. These criteria dramatically inform the home selection process. The highest score is 100%. A perfect 100% Urban Index Score would denote the perfect urban living experience.
Walkability – ability to walk to useful and interesting shops, eateries, businesses, and attractions
Schools – standardized Texas schools rating system
Public Trans – amount of, and ease of access and sensibility of – all forms of public transportation.
Austin Culture – amount of and proximity to culturally and/or historically and/or relevant Austin landmarks, local businesses, eateries & bars, historic sites, creative areas, creative populations, nature destinations, architecture (residential and businesses) that best exemplify Austin culture.
Nature Access – ease of access and proximity, and also quality of, natural environments.
How To Use the Urban Index Score™
The five criteria that make up the Urban Index Score ™ hold different values, for different people.
For example: parents may be looking for a higher School score whereas someone with no kids may care less about this criteria and may focus more on the Austin Culture & Nature Access scores.
A high Urban Index Score ™ just means that a particular property has good marks on all criteria, but for most lifestyles, it’s not necessary for all the criteria areas to have top scores. An Urban Index Score ™ of 50% is all well and good as long as the criteria YOU care about have the high scores that support your unique lifestyle.