Two Virginia cities named to Redfin’s ‘Most Walkable Mid-Sized Cities’ list
Redfin, an online real estate brokerage, has named Arlington and Richmond to its list of Top 10 Most Walkable Mid-Sized Cities.
Arlington ranked No. 3 on the list, while Richmond was No. 9. The most walkable mid-sized city according to Redfin was Jersey City, N.J., which had a Walk Score of 84.4.
To calculate the rankings, Walk Score (a Redfin-affiliated company) ranked mid-sized cities with populations between 200,000 and 300,000. The ranking looked at factors like walking routes, pedestrian-friendliness, population and neighborhood data.
Arlington received a score of 67.1 on Redfin’s list, with Ballston being hailed as the most walkable area of Arlington. “While the D.C. area is notorious for traffic, communities like Arlington are wonderful for buyers who want the ‘live, work, play’ lifestyle,” Jim Sandidge, a Redfin agent in Arlington, said on a write-up on the county’s walkability on Redfin’s website.
Richmond’s Walk Score was 49.2. The city was highlighted for the walkability of neighborhoods like Carytown and The Fan and places like Monroe Ward, Jackson Ward and Shockoe Bottom, which are drawing new residents.