In comparison to other cities in the U.S., Washington, D.C.’s newly constructed homes tend to be more walkable than most.
In a new report, Redfin ranked the 10 most and least walkable new construction found in cities across the nation. In the report, Redfin only analyzed cities with a population of at least 200,000. The real estate brokerage then ranked cities based on the share of new homes with higher Walk Score ratings than their citywide scores.
Topping the list as the most walkable city in the U.S. was Philadelphia with 91 percent of new homes with a Walk Score higher than the city Walk Score. Second and third were Chicago and Cleveland with a score of 89 percent and 88 percent, respectively. Washington, D.C. ranked in seventh place with a score of 75 percent, higher than Denver, San Francisco, and Dallas.
For cities with the least walkable new construction, they included Greensboro, North Carolina (2 percent); Corpus Christi, Texas (2 percent); and Albuquerque, New Mexico (3 percent); in order from least walkable to most.
According to Walk Score’s website, each Walk Score is created by utilizing data from Google, Education.com, Open Street Map, the U.S. Census, Localeze, and places added by the Walk Score user community. Scores within the range of 50 to 100 vary from somewhat walkable to a walker’s paradise. Scores less than 50 indicate areas that require residents to be car-dependent.