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Boston soon to be the most walkable city


Boston is on its way to becoming the nation's most walkable city. This is according to a new report from Washington D.C.-based research group, Smart Growth America, and George Washington University.

Currently, Boston is ranked third behind Washington D.C. and New York City. According to the report, if current development trends hold, the most-walkable cities will be, in order: Boston, Washington D.C., New York, Miami and Atlanta. The report examined factors such as the amount of retail and office space that is friendly to visitors traveling on foot.

The report's executive summary states: "Walkable urban development is characterized by much higher density and a mix of diverse real estate types, connected to surrounding areas via multiple transportation options, such as bus and rail, bike routes, and motor vehicles. For those living or visiting a walkable urban place, everyday destinations, such as home, work, school, stores, and restaurants, are within walking distance."

To learn more about Boston's walkability, check out Walk Score.

Visit our BOSTON NEIGHBORHOODS PAGE to view condos and apartments in these walkable areas.


Boston Neighborhoods (from Walk Score)


Name Walk Score Transit Score Bike Score Population
1 North End 98 100 76 10,107
2 Chinatown 98 100 79 7,621
3 Bay Village 98 100 75 1,246
4 Beacon Hill 97 100 77 8,960
5 Downtown Crossing 97 100 82 949
6 Back Bay 97 98 88 21,929
7 Downtown 95 100 83 2,307
8 West End 95 100 83 5,951
9 South End 95 97 82 29,990
10 Fenway 93 99 89 22,682



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