10 most walkable cities in the United States
Is your city pedestrian friendly or a car-lover's paradise?
Walkscore.com attempts to figure out the best places to be to get around without four wheels. The website creates rankings based on a methodology that according to the site uses a algorithm to determine "how easy it is to live a car-lite lifestyle." They award an address points based on how far each amenity is from the location, with no points being given when an amenity is more than a mile away.
Cities and neighborhoods are ranked on a scale of 0 to 100, with locations receiving a score of 90-100 deemed a "Walkers
10. Oakland, Calif.
Often pinpointed for its sports teams, Oakland, Calif. is also touted as being very walkable. It falls in the number 10 spot in the list of most walkable cities. The area has a walk score of 68.2.
Also known as the twin cities, this large metropolitan area has a walk score of 69.3.
8. MiamiA great place for surfers and beach-goers, this major city comes in at number eight with a score of 72.5
7. Washington, D.C.
Not just a place for politicians and good museums, the nations capitol is also perfect for people looking to go through the town on foot. With everything from the White House to the National Zoo at your finger tips this local comes in with a score of 73.
The Seattle Space Needle is not all that this great city has to offer, it also gives residents a great walkability score or 73.7.
Ben Franklin would be proud. With many restaurants, parks and coffee shops, Philadelphia falls in the number five spot with a score of 74.1
Many of us dream of someday being able to live the high life in one of Chicago's famous skyscrapers, but the city also offers a great place for those looking to walk. The fourth ranked city has a score of 74.3
With tons of United States history and multiple walking tours, this city comes in with a flashy top score of 79.2.
2. San Francisco
San Francisco is a lot more than just trolleys and sourdough bread, the city is the 2nd most walkable city in the U.S. with a walk score of 84.9.
1. New York City
New York City comes out on top as the most walkable large city in the U.S. with a Walk Score of 85 out a of a possible 100. Every New Yorker will tell you and tourists will sometimes cringe at the amount of walking needed to get from place to place in the city that never sleeps.
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