With the summer approaching so quickly, Bostonians can finally come out of hibernation and enjoy Boston to the fullest. Part of that is taking advantage of the city’s incredible walkability.
According to Walk Score, Boston is the third most walkable city in the United States. With New York on the first place and San Francisco on the second place.
Boston received a “Walk Score” of 80.1, which is a 1.2 point increase in the city’s walkability score from last year.
To put that in context, the Walk Score is graded on a scale from 0 to 100 measuring the walkability of a given city. A score between 71-89 is considered “very walkable”. Meaning that most errands in the city can be completed on foot.
In order to determine the walkability scores for the cities, Redfin examined more than 10 million areas and processed more than 2 billion route for 2,500 U.S. urban communities.