Redfin Names the Best Cities to Train for a Marathon

San Francisco Ranks #1 Based on Walk Score, Parks, Temperature and Sunlight

SEATTLE--()--Thousands of runners will be taking to the streets in a few weeks for the New York City Marathon, the largest marathon in the world. In honor of the big event, Redfin (, the next-generation real estate brokerage, analyzed cities across the U.S. to find the best cities for marathon training.

To come up with the list, Redfin looked at Walk Score, the number of parks per square mile, average daily temperature and the amount of sunlight for each city.

These are the top 20 cities for marathon training:

1. San Francisco, CA
2. New York, NY
3. Jersey City, NJ
4. Boston, MA

5. Washington, D.C.

6. Miami, FL
7. Seattle, WA
8. Arlington, VA
9. Chicago, IL
10. Milwaukee, WI
11. Baltimore, MD
12. Santa Ana, CA
13. Long Beach, CA
14. Philadelphia, PA
15. Portland, OR
16. Minneapolis, MN
17. Oakland, CA
18. Newark, NJ
19. Buffalo, NY
20. Cleveland, OH

To check out the interactive data table, which includes a breakdown of the data for each city and a map visualization for national Walk Score, park density and average daily temperature data, please visit:

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Redfin ( is the next-generation real estate brokerage, combining its own full-service agents with modern technology to redefine real estate in the customer’s favor. Founded by software engineers, Redfin has the country’s #1 brokerage website and offers a host of online tools to consumers, including the most accurate home-value estimate online, the Redfin Estimate. Homebuyers and sellers enjoy a full-service, technology-powered experience from Redfin real estate agents, while saving thousands in commissions. Redfin serves more than 80 major metro areas across the U.S. The company has closed more than $31 billion in home sales to date, and saved customers more than $335 million in fees, and counting.

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Alanna Finn, 206-588-6863