Distance to Elementary Schools
Elementary schools are a daily destination for most of the year for families with children in grade school. 27 public and 10 private elementary schools are used to generate the service areas. Distances are calculated on a network of streets with breaks at 1/4, 1/2 and one mile, where areas closer to schools receives a higher score than areas farther away. Because middle schools and high schools have larger populations and draw from larger areas, they are not necessarily designed to be walkable and are not included as part of this assessment.