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Most walkable cities in America

Stacker Logo By Betsy Ladyzhets of Stacker | Slide 1 of 51: In much of America, it’s practically impossible to get around without a car. People must drive to school or work, to run errands, or to visit friends, as either all these destinations are too far away or the roads do not have safe sidewalks. In some major cities, however, walking is much more feasible. One can cross a park to get to a friend’s apartment, buy milk on the way home from a jog, or stroll a couple of blocks to eat at a 24-hour diner. These cities have the density and infrastructure to offer residents a healthier way of getting around.But which American cities are the best for walking? Stacker gives you the top 50 in this list, using data pulled from Redfin’s Walk Score tool. These Walk Scores are calculated based on the walking distance from average homes to nearby amenities in the city (up to a thirty minute walk), and also take into consideration metrics of “pedestrian friendliness” based on population density and road conditions. Read on to find out how your city ranks on the list, as well as that city’s walk score and the best-ranked neighborhoods within it!

Most walk-friendly cities in America

In much of America, it’s practically impossible to get around without a car. People must drive to school or work, to run errands, or to visit friends, as either all these destinations are too far away or the roads do not have safe sidewalks. In some major cities, however, walking is much more feasible. One can cross a park to get to a friend’s apartment, buy milk on the way home from a jog, or stroll a couple of blocks to eat at a 24-hour diner. These cities have the density and infrastructure to offer residents a healthier way of getting around.

But which American cities are the best for walking? Stacker gives you the top 50 in this list, using data pulled from Redfin’s Walk Score tool. These Walk Scores are calculated based on the walking distance from average homes to nearby amenities in the city (up to a thirty minute walk), and also take into consideration metrics of “pedestrian friendliness” based on population density and road conditions. Read on to find out how your city ranks on the list, as well as that city’s walk score and the best-ranked neighborhoods within it!

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