The 10 Most Walkable Cities
Buyers have expressed more preferences to walkable communities in home-shopping surveys.
Walk Friendly Communities, a national recognition program, recently recognized the top places in the country for walking, taking into account such factors as safety, space in communities devoted to pedestrians, as well as whether walking is integrated into the city’s overall urban planning process.
Here is its list of the top 10 most walkable cities:
1. Seattle, Wash.
2. Ann Arbor, Mich.
3. Arlington, Va.
4. Hoboken, N.J.
5. Santa Barbara, Calif.
6. Charlottesville, Va.
7. Decatur, Ga.
8. Austin, Texas
9. Charlotte, N.C.
10. Flagstaff, Ariz.
Source: “America’s Most Walkable Cities,” Forbes (May 6, 2011)
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