Philly is One of the Nation’s Most Walkable Cities

It’s no secret, walking is stylish right now. As gas prices grow, concern over environmental issues increases daily, people grow more concerned over their fitness, cities become more trendy and populated and so on, walking continues to become a major trend, and why not if it’s always fun to take a walk around the neighborhood, especially when the neighborhood is fun to walk in.

Well, according to an annual survey with the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) and Sperling’s Best Places, Philadelphia ranks as the fourth most walkable city amongst the largest US cities.

Metro areas were evaluated based on 19 criteria including population density per square mile, use of mass transit, crime rates, and square miles of local and state parks. Prevention (a healthy lifestyle magazine), APMA, and Sperling’s Best Places also consulted with a panel of nationally recognized experts in the field of walking communities.

The resulting top 25 cities are listed below, with Philadelphia beating out the likes of Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, and Washington D.C. and even Honolulu. So get out there and enjoy the city.

  1. San Francisco, CA
  2. Boston, MA
  3. New York, NY
  4. Philadelphia, PA
  5. Chicago, IL
  6. Washington, DC
  7. Seattle, WA
  8. Honolulu, HI
  9. Portland, OR
  10. Pittsburgh, PA
  11. Oakland, CA
  12. Minneapolis, MN
  13. San Diego, CA
  14. Los Angeles, CA
  15. Milwaukee, WI
  16. Baltimore, MD
  17. Rochester, NY
  18. Santa Ana, CA
  19. San Jose, CA
  20. Denver, CO
  21. Columbus, OH
  22. New Orleans, LA
  23. Austin, TX
  24. Sacramento, CA
  25. Tucson, AZ
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