Chicago has once again been named among the top 10 most walkable large cities in the country, according to real estate brokerage company Redfin. The walkability score has been tracked by Walk Score, a Redfin company since 2017.
The large-city ranking applies to municipalities with more than 300,000 residents. Any city with more than 90 points in Walk Score’s ranking was deemed the most walkable and efficient. In cities with a ranking of 70 to 89, most errands can be done on foot. Those with 50 to 69 points means only some errands can be done by foot. However, scores under 25 points required the use of a car for daily errands.
Chicago was down slightly by 0.4 points compared to Redfin’s most recent ranking 2017, but the Windy City maintained its 6th place spot with a Walk Score of 77.4.
“Chicago has a walkable downtown and many walkable neighborhoods, connected by great city transportation the from the ‘L’ and Metra Rail systems,” the report noted.