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The five most walkable neighborhoods in Philadephia

Philadelphia takes great pride in being a city that is easily navigated on foot. Whether you need to make a quick trip to the grocery store, or want to avoid the commuter congestion and pound the pavement to work each day, Philly is highly walkable.

In fact, Redfin names Philadelphia the fifth most walkable city in the U.S., scoring a 79 walk score. While Philly ranks well nationally, it’s fair to say some areas of the city are more walker friendly than others. Here’s a look at Philly’s five most walkable neighborhoods.

City Center West │ Walk Score 99

With a nearly perfect walk score, this densely populated area of Philly is extremely easy to live and work in without driving. Even on rainy days, you can easily get around City Center West via the trolley system and major bus route, which explains the areas transit score of 100. Walk to Rittenhouse Square, Schuylkill River Trail or Philadelphia’s City Hall.

Avenue of the Arts South │ Walk Score 99

Enjoy Philly’s art scene or an evening at the theatre in Avenue of Arts South, all just steps from your doorway. Daily errands are easy to complete and the nightlife available on the Broad Street Line allows you to enjoy the area’s high walkability score.

Rittenhouse Square │ Walk Score 99

As walkable as it is beautiful, Rittenhouse Square is lined with elegant rowhomes and known for its eponymous park. Rittenhouse Square is located near Center City West, placing you close to Schuylkill River Trail and numerous retail shops and restaurants.

Washington Square West │ Walk Score 99

It’s easy to see how Washington Square West ranks fourth in Philly’s lineup of walkable areas. You’re just a stroll away from the popular retail and restaurant corridor of Midtown Village, the grocers and retails shops that line South Street and Independence National Historical Park. In the mood for a scenic, leisurely stroll? Quince Street is not to be missed.

Center City East │ Walk Score 98

Center City East is made up of some of Philly’s most desirable neighborhoods—Market East, Old City, Society Hill, and Washington Square. The historic beauty of Old City coupled with the tranquility of the Delaware River Waterfront make this area an absolute pleasure to walk.