How to Draw a Radius Around a Point on Google Maps

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Real Estate Agent with William Raveis Real Estate RES.0772823
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Your client wants to live within a quarter mile of their children's school or within walking distance to a train station.  This means you need to draw a radius around a certain area on a map.

The image on the right is one I drew using this radius tool.  It shows that most of my market area (Black Rock Connecticut) is within walking distance of the new Fairfield Metro train station, which has express trains to Grand Central Station in New York City.  That is a huge selling point for Black Rock homes.

INSTRUCTIONS

Click on www.freemaptools.com and on the left sidebar, select "Radius Around Point Map".  Then follow these instructions:

  1. Put in the zip code closest to the area you'd like to zero in on (box on bottom left side of map) and then zoom in to get to the right address on the street, then zoom out enough to be able to see the radius when it is drawn.
  2. Decide the radius distance.  In the example above, I used one mile, so I put "1" in the "miles" box after Radius Distance.
  3. Click on map
  4. Decide on Line Thickness, Line Color, and Fill Color.  I chose Thin, Red, and White.
  5. Click on "Draw Radius"
  6. You may need to adjust the Zoom to move in closer or further away.
  7. Use your favorite screen capture tool to convert the image into a JPEG file
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Rainmaker
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Terry McCarley
REALTOR, CDPE, SRES - Cape Coral, FL
Right Choice Realty - Cape Coral & Fort Myers, FL

Thanks for sharing this tip...I had no idea how to do this.

December 06, 2010 10:18 AM
Rainmaker
790,787
Gail Robinson
REALTOR, GRI, e-PRO, Fairfield County, CT
William Raveis Real Estate

Terry - Comes in handy in our business.

December 09, 2010 05:24 PM
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Kate Elim
Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land at LA
Dockside Realty

Hi Gail...Great tip.  I'm sure I'll find many uses for this.

Kate

December 09, 2010 08:13 PM
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Jeremy Wrenn
President, Wrenn Home Improvements
Wrenn Home Improvements

Thanks, Gail!  I didn't realize until today that I had no idea how to do this.  But I was able to do it today, and I Googled and your post came up 4th or 5th on the first page!

When I saw AR, I knew I could get real info there!

August 13, 2013 10:10 AM
Rainmaker
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Gail Robinson
REALTOR, GRI, e-PRO, Fairfield County, CT
William Raveis Real Estate

Jeremy, This has been one of my most read posts.  Very few comments, but it's been popular on Google and this post has a long shelf life. 

August 22, 2013 07:36 AM
Rainmaker
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Gail Robinson

REALTOR, GRI, e-PRO, Fairfield County, CT
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