Redfin Ranks the Most Walkable Mid-Sized Cities of 2015

Jersey City and Newark, New Jersey, have Highest Walk Scores Among Cities with Populations of 200,000 to 300,000

SEATTLE--()--Redfin (, the next-generation real estate brokerage, today released its 2015 ranking of the most walkable mid-sized U.S. cities with populations between 200,000 and 300,000. According to data from Walk Score®, a Redfin company, two New Jersey cities, Jersey City and Newark, top the list, followed by Arlington, Virginia. Many of the cities on the list are considered suburbs of the nation’s largest cities, proving that one need not live in the center of a major city in order to enjoy a walkable lifestyle.

That’s certainly the case in top-ranked Jersey City, according to Nick Boniakowski, a Redfin real estate agent in the area. “Jersey City has everything a resident could need or want right outside her door, making it possible to enjoy a car-less lifestyle most people think they can only find in a much bigger city,” said Boniakowski. “Lately, my clients have been clamoring over Paulus Hook, where they can live in a brownstone on a tree-lined street and walk to trendy restaurants and the Grove Street farmer’s market.”

Rank             City             Walk Score
1             Jersey City, NJ             84.4
2             Newark, NJ             77.8
3             Arlington, VA             67.1
4             Hialeah, FL             65.2
5             Buffalo, NY             64.9
6             Rochester, NY             60.9
7             St. Paul, MN             56.0
8             Cincinnati, OH             50.1
9             Richmond, VA             49.2
10             Madison, WI             47.4


To calculate the rankings, Walk Score analyzed over 10 million locations and computed more than 2 billion walking routes for 2,500 U.S. cities. The Walk Score ranking uses the Street Smart Walk Score algorithm that incorporates walking routes, depth of choice, pedestrian-friendliness, population and neighborhood data. For this ranking of mid-sized cities, we looked at cities with populations between 200,000 and 300,000.

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About Walk Score

Walk Score makes it easy to find walkable places to live. Walk Score’s website and iPhone app let consumers shop for apartments and rentals by commute time, access to public transit and proximity to “Gotta Have” amenities like coffee shops, grocery stores, schools, parks, car shares, and more. Visit to get started. Walk Score believes that walkable neighborhoods with access to public transit, shorter commutes, and proximity to the people and places you love are the key to a happier, healthier and more sustainable lifestyle. Walk Score delivers more than 10 million scores for apartment and home addresses per day across a network of more than 30,000 real estate sites. Walk Score’s Advisory Board includes urban planning, environmental and technical experts from organizations such as Sightline Institute and The Brookings Institution. According to independent research conducted by CEOs for Cities, one point of Walk Score adds up to $3,000 to home values. Find your neighborhood at

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