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starlagurl
post Jun 10 2009, 01:12 PM
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Travel Blissful has decided on the most walkable cities in America:

1. San Francisco (Chinatown, Financial District, Downtown)
2. New York (Tribeca, Little Italy, Soho)
3. Boston (Back-Bay Beacon Hill, South End, Fenway-Kenmore)
4. Chicago (Loop, Near North Side, Lincoln Park)
5. Philadelphia (City Center East, City Center West, Riverfront)
6. Seattle (Pioneer Square, Downtown, First Hill)
7. Washington D.C. (Dupont Circle, Logan Circle, Downtown)
8. Long Beach (Downtown, Belmont Shore, Belmont Heights)
9. Los Angeles (Mid City West, Downtown, Hollywood)
10. Portland (Pearl District, Old Town-China Town, Downtown)

I disagree with New York being so high up on the list.

I agree with Boston, Chicago and Philadelphia. I have walked a lot in those three cities and loved every second.

New York, not so much, I found the sidewalks were not very well taken care of and also that the drivers were aggressive to pedestrians.\

Where is your favourite place to walk?


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mmbcross
post Jun 10 2009, 02:40 PM
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Long Beach and Los Angeles? What poppycock! Those are cities built for cars, not pedestrians.

I favour the French Quarter of New Orleans or South Beach in Miami? Two other obvious choices are Savannah, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina.


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post Nov 16 2011, 05:58 PM
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QUOTE(mmbcross @ Jun 10 2009, 02:40 PM) *

Long Beach and Los Angeles? What poppycock! Those are cities built for cars, not pedestrians.

I favour the French Quarter of New Orleans or South Beach in Miami? Two other obvious choices are Savannah, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina.


The coastal neighborhoods in both Los Angeles and Long Beach are indeed very walkable. In Coastal Long Beach (Downtown, Belmont Heights, Belmont Shore areas) one can walk to a grocery store, restaurant, the beach, pub, hardware store, paddle boarding etc. all within a 1 mile radius or even 0.5 miles depending on the block you're at. The same can be said for Santa Monica and Venice Beach. Plus, it is mostly pleasant, sunny, and in the 70's for most of the year.

Cars are not necessary until you move inland toward the suburbs. The weather also starts to get very warm inland, 90's in the summer, sometime 100+. Inland Los Angeles County is much much different than coastal.
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