May 13th, 2008 Categories: Alexandria
Just a few months ago I did an article on “walkability” and what it means to home owners and home buyers. Now, Prevention magazine has named Alexandria as THE BEST walking city in Virginia and ranked it #21 in the nation.
Prevention teams up every year with The American Podiatric Medical Association to measure the walkability of America’s cities. This year cities were evaluated on 14 criteria including:
- the percentage of adults who walk to work
- number of parks per square mile
- use of mass transit
- percentage of adults who walk for fitness
Alexandria earned 3.2 points out of 4 and scored the second highest percentage for people who use mass transit. Alexandria also has the most green space in Virginia with 2.99 parks per square mile and ranked fifth as the most park-dense city in the nation.
Our neighbors across the river did pretty well too – check out Debbie Cook at the Silver Bee for Maryland rankings.
Not only is Alexandria a great, walkable city, it is a great place to live. Interested in knowing more about the local real estate market? Give me a call today at 703.927.4554.
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