Philadelphia is the 5th most walkable city. Yo Philly
Recently Walk Score named Philadelphia the 5th most walkable city in the country. (If you must know, only San Francisco, New York, Boston and Chicago scored higher.)
What does that mean exactly? Of course it means that businesses and amenities like parks and schools are easy to walk to. But there is more to it than just distance. A lot has to do with the ease of walking around. Philadelphia is built on a grid with shorter blocks (400 – 500 ft) than other cities. That gives you more choices on how to walk between two locations. Traffic lights are shorter in Philadelphia, too (30 seconds as apposed to 60 seconds) so you don’t have to wait too long to get to your destination. And once you walk there you don’t have to spend 20 minutes looking for a place to park.
Whether you live in Queen Village or Old City, Rittenhouse Square or the Italian Market, you can get to the best restaurants, shops, shows, whatever you like–on your own two feet.
Try it. You may like it.
FIND A PHILLY HOME IN A WALKABLE NEIGHBORHOOD