Prevention Magazine names best walking cities

Posted by Jolenta Averill on Monday, July 20th, 2009 at 6:38pm.

San Francisco was recently named "Best Walking City in America" by Prevention magazine in conjunction with the American Podiatric Medical Association and Sperling's Best Places. Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Chicago competed for the remaining top four spots. Among the 19 criteria utilized for comparing different metro areas was "population density per square miles of public parks". Prevention also published a list of honorable mentions - cities considered best for families, nature walks, fitness walkers and walking commuters.

Lake & City Homes recently integrated WalkScore into its MLS search criteria. As a result, you can view how high the walkability factor is for properties that interest you right on our Property Details page. Read about how WalkScore is integrated into or start using it right away and search the SCWMLS for walkable properties.

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4 Responses to "Prevention Magazine names best walking cities"

Scottsdale Short Sales - Jeff Buettner wrote: Best walking city huh.... sounds pretty sweet to me.

Posted on Thursday, July 23rd, 2009 at 1:54am.

Cary NC Real Estate wrote: Very interesting. This is something that many people don't think about, but the "walkability" of a city is important when it comes to staying in shape!

Posted on Thursday, July 23rd, 2009 at 2:04am.

mary wrote: It's not surprising that San Francisco, Boston, NY, Philly and Chicago are at the top of the list because those are cities that it makes since to do a lot of walking. In addition to the parks, etc., they have good public transportation, then you continue by foot. There is also a lot to see and do in those cities. However, there are smaller cities that really boast a lot of parks and walking trails. Have you been to Austin?

Posted on Thursday, August 6th, 2009 at 5:52pm.

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