For people who love city life, walkability is a big draw. They can stroll down the city blocks to their favorite grocery store, restaurants, and daycare centers all without ever owning cars—and dealing with the hassles that come along with them. Redfin ranked the top 10 most walkable cities with populations of 30,000 or more. The rankings have not budged much from last year, but one notable point is that San Francisco reached its highest walkability score ever. If your boots were made for walking, these cities may be the ones for you.
New York, San Francisco and Boston are the most walkable cities in the U.S. in 2020.
Those three cities, along with Philadelphia, Miami, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Seattle and Oakland, have reigned as the nine most walkable in the U.S. for the last five years. Long Beach, CA has been number 10 since it overtook Baltimore in 2016.
That’s according to rankings from Walk Score®, a Redfin company that rates the walkability of cities, neighborhoods and addresses. Cities where daily errands do not require a car score 90 points and above, a score of 70 to 89 points means most errands can be accomplished on foot and a score of 50 to 69 indicates that some errands can be completed on foot.
Here’s a look at our latest ranking of the top 10 U.S. cities (with populations of more than 300,000) for walking: