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View Poll Results: Which downtown is the most urban and walkable?
Savannah 24 21.62%
DC 16 14.41%
Baltimore 5 4.50%
Philadelphia 66 59.46%
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Old 05-03-2014, 01:15 AM
 
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Which city has the most walkable, urban downtown of this bunch?
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Old 05-03-2014, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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1. Philadelphia
2. Washington DC
3. Baltimore
4. Savannah
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Old 05-03-2014, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Northeast Suburbs of PITTSBURGH
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Why is Savannah Georgia on this list?
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Old 05-03-2014, 08:02 AM
 
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Savannah is laid out on a grid pattern. It's very walkable but I'd advise against doing so in mid-July unless you enjoy sweating profusely.

I'd disqualify Baltimore simply due to the fact that there are some pretty scary parts of town within a couple minutes walk from the harbor.

Philly and DC are pretty walkable but I give the edge to DC. Ive walked from Bethesda to Georgetown and have walked from the Nats stadium to my apartment in Arlington. I probably should explore Philly more though before I make the call.
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:51 AM
 
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Savannah is laid out on a grid pattern. It's very walkable but I'd advise against doing so in mid-July unless you enjoy sweating profusely.

I'd disqualify Baltimore simply due to the fact that there are some pretty scary parts of town within a couple minutes walk from the harbor.

Philly and DC are pretty walkable but I give the edge to DC. Ive walked from Bethesda to Georgetown and have walked from the Nats stadium to my apartment in Arlington. I probably should explore Philly more though before I make the call.
IMO, Philadelphia is more walkable than DC because the latter lacks a true urban core and is more nodally structured. DC has a lot of walkable areas but they arent seamlessly connected as they are in Philly.

Next time you're in Philly, you should walk along Walnut from Front Street to 40th. There really isn't any walk like that in DC.
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Old 05-03-2014, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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1. Philadelphia
2. Washington DC
3. Baltimore
4. Savannah
Sounds about right.
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Old 05-03-2014, 12:42 PM
 
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Why is Savannah Georgia on this list?
I've heard it stated that Savannah's squares make its downtown more urban and walkable than the downtowns of the other cities on this list, so I'm just curious to hear what others think.
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Old 05-03-2014, 12:58 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Philly
Baltimore
DC
Savannah
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Old 05-03-2014, 01:24 PM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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The 10 Most Walkable Cities


America's most walkable cities: No. 1 New York; No. 2 San Francisco; No. 8 Seattle - GeekWire
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Old 05-03-2014, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Northeast Suburbs of PITTSBURGH
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I've heard it stated that Savannah's squares make its downtown more urban and walkable than the downtowns of the other cities on this list, so I'm just curious to hear what others think.
Haha that's laughable. Pretty much every city's downtown is grid patterned with sidewalks.
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