10 Most Walkable Cities in America

25 Sep, 2015

Posted on September 24, 2015 by Natalie Morin


When you’re standing in a sweaty, crowded subway with your arms glued to your sides, or when your legs start to cramp from sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic, you probably wish there was a more convenient way to get where you need to go. Imagine if you could just walk to your destination—to the grocery store, your favorite bar or restaurant.

In these cities, that fantasy is a reality. FindTheHome teamed with FindTheCompany to use geographic data to assign each city a relative “WalkIQ.” This is measured by finding the number of stores, amenities and parks that are within walking distance for the median home in every area. They then ranked the 10 most walkable cities to find those where your feet are your best mode of transport.

#10. Nevada: Winchester

WalkIQ: 95

Population: 26,910

Walk to: Adventuredome Theme Park: This 5-acre indoor amusement park features 25 rides and attractions, including Canyon Blaster roller coaster.

#9. Pennsylvania: Philadelphia

WalkIQ: 96

Population: 1,536,704

Walk to: The Liberty Bell: the huge, cracked bronze bell is a symbol of American freedom and independence.

#8. Texas: University Park

WalkIQ: 96

Population: 23,460

Walk to: George W. Bush Library: The presidential library is located on the campus of Southern Methodist University and features a piece of the World Trade Center. It also has an interactive Decision Points Theater, where visitors must make real-time decision in a simulated crisis.

#7. Virginia: Tysons Corner

WalkIQ: 97

Population: 20,617

Walk to: Tysons Corner Center: The Tysons Corner Center is the largest shopping mall in the state and features over 300 stores.

#6. Florida: Miami

WalkIQ: 98

Population: 417,650

Walk to: Vizcaya Museum and Gardens: The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is the former estate of James Deering. It now showcases Vizcaya’s history.

#5. Massachusetts: Brookline

WalkIQ: 98

Population: 58,738

Walk to: Larz Anderson Auto Museum: The Larz Anderson Auto Museum features the oldest collection of motorcars in the United States.

#4. Hawaii: Urban Honolulu

WalkIQ: 99

Population: 340,639

Walk to: The Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House: This museum is the only museum in the state devoted to contemporary art.

#3. New Jersey: West New York

WalkIQ: 99

Population: 50,649

Walk to: Miller Stadium: A great park and field for watching games and leisurely strolling.

#2. New York: New York City

WalkIQ: 99

Population: 8,268,999

Walk to: World Trade Center / 9/11 Memorial Center: The Memorial Center remembers all of the victims and heroes from the tragic 9/11 terrorist attack.

#1. California: Beverly Hills

WalkIQ: 100

Population: 34,341

Walk to: Rodeo Drive: One of the most luxurious shopping areas in the world that is also visited by many celebrities.

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