Fed up with traffic and car expenses? In need of exercise? The solution may be a walkable neighborhood. But which one? WalkScore.com ranks the top 40 in USA’s largest cities.
“Walkability is the new buzzword of real estate agents and greenies alike and the website WalkScore.com quantifies it neatly for you,” writes the Huffington Post. You may be able to get by without a car if your neighborhood scores above 70 or if you’re in a “WalkerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Paradise” (above 90.) Scores are based on proximity to businesses and public transportation.
Here are WalkScore.com’s top 10 and their score:
- San Francisco (86) Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Chinatown, Financial District, Downtown
- New York (83) Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Tribeca, Little Italy, Soho
- Boston (79) Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Back Bay-Beacon Hill, South End, Fenway-Kenmore
- Chicago (76) Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Loop, Near North Side, Lincoln Park
- Philadelphia (74) Ã¢â‚¬â€œ City Center East, City Center West, Riverfront
- Seattle (72) Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Pioneer Square, Downtown, First Hill
- Washington D.C. (70) Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Dupont Circle, Logan Circle, Downtown
- Long Beach (69)- Downtown, Belmont Shore, Belmont Heights
- Los Angeles (67) Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Mid City West, Downtown, Hollywood
- Portland (66) Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Pearl District, Old Town-Chinatown, Downtown
- Denver (66) Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Lodo, Golden Triangle, Capitol Hill