Saturday, December 22, 2007

Top Ten Metro Areas for Best Walkable Urban Lifestyle Released

Walkable urbanism is spreading beyond the boundaries of inner cities and into the suburbs as Gen Xers and empty nesters search for communities offering a walkable lifestyle, according to the book The Option of Urbanism: Investing in a New American Dream.

Top 10 Metro Areas For Best Walkable Communities
1. Washington, DC
2. Boston, MA
3. San Francisco, CA
4. Denver, CO
5. Portland, OR
6. Seattle, WA
7. Chicago, IL
8. Miami, FL
9. Pittsburgh, PA
10. New York, NY


Brains said...

Miami... Miami? I'm a San Franciscan born in Miami and, wow, I can't remember ever seeing a pedestrian in Miami. I guess a visit is in order!

socialscientist said...

These ratings are relative. The bar is low. Compare with Europe.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Brains, I've lived in a few of these cities and have traveled and visited some of the others and why is Miami on the list? Definitely not the city of Miami. Unless there are lot of residential areas right next to the giant malls, strip clubs, and run-down strip malls. Maybe parts of South Beach or Miami Beach or Coral Gables?