Tuesday
July 29, 2014

These Cities Were Made for Walking

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These Cities Were Made for Walking

More Americans are showing a stronger desire for walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods, according to a recent survey by the National Association of REALTORS®

Which cities offer up some of the most walkable neighborhoods? Walk Score recently rated the walkability of nearly 3,000 cities nationwide. According to the 2014 report, here are the cities that topped the list for walkability: 

  1. New York: Top walkable neighborhoods are Little Italy, Chinatown, and NoHo
  2. San Francisco: Top walkable neighborhoods are Chinatown, Financial District, and downtown
  3. Boston: Top walkable neighborhoods are Haymarket, Government Center, and North End
  4. Philadelphia: Top walkable neighborhoods are Center City East, Center City West, and Wharton/Hawthorne/Bella Vista
  5. Miami: Top walkable neighborhoods are downtown, Little Havana, and Wynwood/Edgewater
  6. Chicago: Top walkable neighborhoods are Near North, Printers Row, and Gold Coast
  7. Washington, D.C.: Top walkable neighborhoods are Dupont Circle, Chinatown, and U Street Corridor
  8. Seattle: Top walkable neighborhoods are downtown, Denny Triangle, and Pioneer Square
  9. Oakland, Calif.: Top walkable neighborhoods are Civic Center, Chinatown, and downtown
  10. Baltimore: Top walkable neighborhoods are Mount Vernon, downtown, and Mid-Town Belvedere

--REALTOR(R) Magazine Daily News

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