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April 30, 2016

Study: Philly ranked fourth most walkable city in U.S.

Cities Real Estate
Philadelphia skyline Thom Carroll/PhillyVoice


Philadelphians pride themselves on their ability to talk the talk and walk the walk. A recent study backs up residents' ability to walk the city.

Redfin, a real estate company, ranked Philadelphia on Thursday as the fourth most walkable city in the country with populations of at least 300,000 inhabitants for the second consecutive year.

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Philly received a Walk Score on 78.3, up 1.7 from last year's grade.

Redfin/for PhillyVoice

The rankings are calculated based on walking routes, the number of nearby amenities and pedestrian friendliness, according to Redfin.

Here's a list of the Top 10:

  1. New York
  2. San Francisco
  3. Boston
  4. Philadelphia
  5. Miami
  6. Chicago
  7. Washington D.C.
  8. Seattle
  9. Oakland
  10. Long Beach

[ Click here to check out the full rankings. ]