Anyone who has strolled on the cobblestone streets and brick sidewalks of Philadelphia knows that this city is a fine place for a walk.
Now, in its first national ranking since 2011, Walk Score has released a brand-new list of America’s most walkable cities and neighborhoods — and Philadelphia ranks as the fourth most walkable city in the U.S.
Walk Score rated the walkability of 2,500 cities across America — Walk Score’s walkability ranking is the only national, quantitative ranking of walkability in the United States — and Philadelphia scored a overall rating of 76.5 out of 100, coming in behind only New York, San Francisco and Boston.
It’s no surprise to us that Philly ranks so well, and we are thrilled to see that Philadelphia’s Walk Score jumped to the number four slot this year, edging out Chicago and rising above Miami.
This city is extremely walkable with an easy-to-follow street grid, thanks to the city’s original planner, William Penn, and neighborhoods like Rittenhouse, Old City, Graduate Hospital and Washington Square West are only a few of the examples of amazing walkable neighborhoods around town.
We’ve always known hitting the sidewalks is an ideal way to take in Philadelphia, and now we have even more proof.
Hit the sidewalks, folks.
2015 City & Neighborhood Ranking [Walk Score]
2015’s Most Walkable U.S. Cities [Citylab]