What's the best city in the U.S. to get around without a car? New York City.
That's according to a ranking released this week of the most walkable cities in the U.S. by Walk Score, a website that rates the walkability of any address in the U.S. The walkability rating is based on how close an address is to amenities such as restaurants, grocery stores, schools, and more.
The tool has become a one popular for realtors looking to take advantage of the growing population that wants to live in vibrant communities where they can easily get to places by foot.
Here are the 10 most walkable cities of the largest 50 in the U.S.:
1. New York City
2. San Francisco
7. Washington D.C.
Here are the 10 least walkable of the 50 largest U.S. cities:
43. Kansas City
44. El Paso
47. Fort Worth
48. Oklahoma City
Is it any surprise that most walkable cities are also some of the most iconic and vibrant cities in the U.S.? I think not.
And for all you data geeks, Walk Score has a wealth of data on walkability. Check out the walkability of the largest 2,500 cities with a cool walkability heat map of the U.S.
Photo: Wherever I Roam via Flickr
This post was originally published on Smartplanet.com