The 25 Best Cities for Walking

Whether you’re in the market for a new ‘hood or planning a trip, you can take advantage of these 25 cities whose pedestrians give cars a run for their money.

March 23, 2012
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Even though putting one foot in front of the other is the easiest form of exercise there is, it's still hard to find the motivation to bypass the car and head out on foot in your everyday life. But with a couple of tools--including a visit to, which grades cities and neighborhoods on the ease of finding entertainment or provisions on foot, and's at-a-glance guide to the attractions that you'd never notice on a drive--you can get (ahem) one step closer to a more exciting pedestrian lifestyle.  The closer a city on this list scores to 100, the better the walkability. Read on to learn what makes these metro areas walker-friendly.

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