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Walk Score Unveils America's Most Walkable Neighborhoods
Date:7/16/2008

San Francisco tops the list; over 2,500 neighborhoods ranked

SEATTLE, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Front Seat, the civic software company that operates walkability site http://www.walkscore.com, today announced the results of their calculations to identify America's Most Walkable Neighborhoods. With gas topping $4 per gallon, Americans are increasingly looking for walkable places to live. The new list is the first objective national ranking of walkability; findings are based on analysis of 2,508 neighborhoods in the 40 most populous U.S. cities. The full rankings of the 40 cities and each of their neighborhoods can be found at http://www.walkscore.com.

According to Walk Score, the top 10 most walkable cities are: Rank City/Score Most Walkable Neighborhoods

1) San Francisco (86) Chinatown, Financial District, Downtown

2) New York (83) Tribeca, Little Italy, Soho

3) Boston (79) Back Bay-Beacon Hill, South End, Fenway-Kenmore

4) Chicago (76) Loop, Near North Side, Lincoln Park

5) Philadelphia (74) City Center East, City Center West, Riverfront

6) Seattle (72) Pioneer Square, Downtown, First Hill

7) Washington, D.C. (70) Dupont Circle, Logan Circle, Downtown

8) Long Beach, CA (69) Downtown, Belmont Shore, Belmont Heights

9) Los Angeles (67) Mid City West, Downtown, Hollywood

10) Portland, OR (66) Pearl District, Old Town-Chinatown, Downtown

In addition to the city rankings, Walk Score lists 138 neighborhoods nationally that scored in the highest bracket -- 90 or above. Tribeca, Little Italy and Soho in New York top the list with scores of 100. The team also identified "pockets" of walkability in the lowest-ranking cities, to show that no matter how walkable the city, people can enjoy th
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