By Jasmine Payoute
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – There’s a simple joy that comes with knowing where you want to go, and knowing that it’s only several steps away.
Walk Score, a blog owned by real estate giant Redfin, that covers “a range of walkability topics” such as biking, real estate and health; has determined Philadelphia to be the fourth most walkable American city.
According to the blog, Philadelphia scored a 78.3 out of 100, or “Very Walkable,” on the blog’s Walk Score rating system.
Walk Score says Philadelphia’s most walkable neighborhoods are Rittenhouse Square, followed by Center City West and Avenue of The Arts South.
Additionally, the article mentions Philadelphia’s “walkable Passyunk, with eclectic boutiques, coffee shops, gastropubs and restaurants” as well as University City, Fairmount Park and several historic sites.
New York City came in first with a rating of 88.9, with Boston in second and San Francisco listed third.
Redfin believes “that walkable neighborhoods with access to public transit, better commutes, and proximity to the people and places you love are the key to a happier, healthier and more sustainable lifestyle,” the company said on their website.