Homes Where You Don’t Need a Car
With bike sharing programs and car service apps on the rise, it’s easier than ever to get by without wheels of your own. But nothing compares to the ability to walk to restaurants, schools and parks from your own front door. Here’s a look at homes for sale in the five most walkable big cities, according to Walk Score®, which factors the distance to nearby amenities and access to public transportation into its rankings.
No. 1: New York
22 Warren Pl, Brooklyn, NY
For sale: $1.4 million
Walk Score: 95/100
New York is the biggest and most walkable city in the U.S. This row of charming brownstones in Cobble Hill is steps from Brooklyn Bridge Park and a top-rated elementary school. It’s also an ideal location for bus riders with 13 nearby routes, and cyclists will feel at home with excellent bike lanes on flat terrain.
No. 2: San Francisco
18 Lansing St APT 201, San Francisco, CA
For sale: $799,000
Walk Score: 91/100
This 2-story, historic loft conversion has enough appeal on its own, but it’s also in a prime location near the Financial District, AT&T Park, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the waterfront. With a Transit Score of 100, the home is near 94 bus routes and 14 rail routes.
No. 3: Boston
2 Forest Pl, Boston, MA
For sale: $609,000
Walk Score: 86/100
A completely renovated, single-family home is available near public transit in Charlestown. Restaurants, bars and coffee shops are all less than a half mile away, making this a very walkable location.
No. 4: Chicago
3815 N Kedzie Ave UNIT 2N, Chicago, IL
For sale: $279,900
Walk Score: 82/100
This Irving Park condo offers modern conveniences inside and out. You can grab a drink at Fuller’s Pub 0.2 miles away and then cook up a meal back at home with top-of-the-line, stainless steel appliances. Parks, shopping and schools are also in close proximity, making it possible to run most errands without a car.
No. 5: Philadelphia
2030 S Juniper St, Philadelphia, PA
For sale: $290,000
Walk Score: 80/100
A 2-bedroom, 1.5-bath restored carriage house is available just off Passyunk Avenue, the main destination for bars, restaurants and entertainment in South Philly. For Center City commuters, this home is near 14 bus routes and a rail route.
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