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Old 10-09-2008, 08:00 PM
 
Location: moving again
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That's a pretty accurate list, but I thought a city like Baltimore would be a little higher.
If this were the 50s, when Baltimore's population was nearing 1 Million, it would probably near the top. But due to the massive decrease of population ( -400 roughly), the density has definitly taken a toll, although its begining to change.
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Old 10-09-2008, 08:09 PM
Status: "Summer!" (set 16 days ago)
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Looking at the list from the first link, in the cities I am familiar with, some of these neighborhoods are downtown shopping/bar/restaurant areas, not residential, e.g. LoDo in Denver, the Loop in Chicago. There are people living in LoDo, but it is not primarily a residential neighborhood. I guess my point is that these are not places where many people live, which makes them sort of irrelevant in the walkability department.
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Old 10-09-2008, 08:28 PM
 
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So...LA is mega-suburbia with no walkable neighborhoods huh? Check out some of these places all in areas that LA bashers think are suburbia.

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El Segundo
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Manhattan Beach
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Venice
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Marina del Rey
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Hermosa Beach!!!!
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Pasadena!!!!
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Laguna Beach
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South Pasadena
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Glendale
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Sherman Oaks
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Studio City
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Woodland Hills
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Burbank
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Culver City
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Seriously though. I posted some up there that were in the high 90s. Now tell me that's not impressive for a place people regard as a massive, overgrown suburbia.
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Old 10-09-2008, 08:32 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I have to correct myself. The link is not in the first post, it is in post #12.
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Old 10-09-2008, 09:00 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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So...LA is mega-suburbia with no walkable neighborhoods huh? Check out some of these places all in areas that LA bashers think are suburbia.

Redondo Beach Walk Score - Helping homebuyers, renters, and real estate agents find houses and apartments in great neighborhoods.

El Segundo
Walk Score - Helping homebuyers, renters, and real estate agents find houses and apartments in great neighborhoods.

Manhattan Beach
Walk Score - Helping homebuyers, renters, and real estate agents find houses and apartments in great neighborhoods.

Venice
Walk Score - Helping homebuyers, renters, and real estate agents find houses and apartments in great neighborhoods.

Marina del Rey
Walk Score - Helping homebuyers, renters, and real estate agents find houses and apartments in great neighborhoods.

Hermosa Beach!!!!
Walk Score - Helping homebuyers, renters, and real estate agents find houses and apartments in great neighborhoods.

Pasadena!!!!
Walk Score - Helping homebuyers, renters, and real estate agents find houses and apartments in great neighborhoods.

Laguna Beach
Walk Score - Helping homebuyers, renters, and real estate agents find houses and apartments in great neighborhoods.

South Pasadena
Walk Score - Helping homebuyers, renters, and real estate agents find houses and apartments in great neighborhoods.

Glendale
Walk Score - Helping homebuyers, renters, and real estate agents find houses and apartments in great neighborhoods.

Sherman Oaks
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Studio City
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Woodland Hills
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Burbank
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Culver City
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Seriously though. I posted some up there that were in the high 90s. Now tell me that's not impressive for a place people regard as a massive, overgrown suburbia.


right on!
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Old 10-09-2008, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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San Francisco is walkable only for the healthy. With so many hills in that city ~ many quite steep ~ I don't know how it made it to #1.
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Old 10-12-2008, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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San Francisco is walkable only for the healthy. With so many hills in that city ~ many quite steep ~ I don't know how it made it to #1.
I agree, I live in the area that borders downtown Portland. We have hills all over here, that is once you leave the immediate downtown area. I walk all over here, up and down these hills that actually become the Tualitin mountains behind downtown. Even I get tired when walking those hills when visiting San Francisco. I expect many people are not capable of walking up and down those hills there.
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Old 10-12-2008, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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why does every one get mad when L.A. ranks the top in something? Why can't anyone just be happy for Los Angeles?
I wouldn't call it anger, I would call it disagreement, but the people here on this forum go about that in a very rude manner at times.
Anyways, Dallas isn't a walkable city, well in general but it somehow made the list with above a 50...
So...The only city I would call walkable would be a few cities in the North east and San Fran.
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:49 PM
 
Location: where u wish u lived
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I wouldn't call it anger, I would call it disagreement, but the people here on this forum go about that in a very rude manner at times.
Anyways, Dallas isn't a walkable city, well in general but it somehow made the list with above a 50...
So...The only city I would call walkable would be a few cities in the North east and San Fran.
Have you travelled to all the cities to make such a comment?
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Old 02-11-2012, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Have you travelled to all the cities to make such a comment?
Yea, Portland and Seattle are definitely walkable. A bit surprised by Long Beach, but I've never been there either.

FWIW, this is the 2011 list:

1. New York (85.3)

2. San Francisco (84.9)

3. Boston (79.2)

4. Chicago (74.3)

5. Philadelphia (74.1)

6. Seattle (73.7)

7. Washington, D.C. (73.2)

8. Miami (72.5)

9. Minneapolis (69.3)

10. Oakland (68.2)

Source: Walk Score
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