Baltimore was named the 10th most walkable city by Walk Score.
This is the first time Baltimore has reached the top 10. It rose from 14th!
The walkability score is at 66.2, which Walk Score says they come up with using a patented technology. From their site:
“For each address, Walk Score analyzes hundreds of walking routes to nearby amenities. Points are awarded based on the distance to amenities in each category. Amenities within a 5 minute walk (.25 miles) are given maximum points…
Walk Score also measures pedestrian friendliness by analyzing population density and road metrics such as block length and intersection density.”
A 66.2 means that Baltimore is “somewhat walkable,” while the country’s cities average 36.
We came in 9th for Transit — much thanks to, I am sure, the Charm City Circulators as well as bus and other public transportation. Baltimore’s proximity to BWI and having Amtrak service from Downtown Baltimore helped that ranking as well.
The “Top 10” neighborhoods for walkability, per the site, and their “walkability” scores are:
1 . Mount Vernon, 97
2. Downtown, 96
3. Mid-Town Belvedere, 95
4. Little Italy, 94
5. Seton Hill, 94
6. Federal Hill, 94
7. Fells Point, 94
8. Upper Fells Point, 92
9. Inner Harbor, 91
10. Hollins Market, 91
The high rankings mean that Baltimore is considered fairly easy to get around, which is a great thing for which to be known. There are many Baltimore neighborhoods with stores, eateries, and more very close by.
Another great reason to live in Baltimore! Contact me if you want to buy a house in Baltimore!