PlayScore started by asking a simple question. "What is the probability that our kids will play outside everyday?"
While the question is simple, the answer is complicated. Children are busy with homework, after-school activities, chores, and other forms of entertainment like television, video games, and more.
While no score is a perfect predictor of future behavior, a summarized rating can still help families make decisions. A good PlayScore rating means that a place is probably close to a public play area, is in an area where the weather is decent, and is nearby other families with children.
At PlayScore, we do not claim a secret sauce or proprietary knowledge. We simply combine great data sources, sound statistical methods, and open dialogue in order to help families find great neighborhoods. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to use PlayScore data.
Our goal at PlayScore is to measure the "playability" of an area. We rely on amazing data sources to make a PlayScore rating as useful as possible.
PlayScore ratings combine proximity to play areas, weather, and family data. Here are the steps we follow to generate a PlayScore rating for millions of U.S. locations.