Trot Much? Walk Scores for 10 D.C. Neighborhoods

According to Walk Score, Washington, D.C., “is the 7th most walkable large city in the US with 601,732 residents.”

And no, I don’t think they mean that, out of U.S. cities that sport a population of 601,732, the capital is the seventh most walkable. I’m not sure who’s minding the editorial shop over there, but should I really care? That’s the blogging question of the ages.

Walk Score also claims the city “has good public transportation and is somewhat bikeable.” Great. And they add, further, that “most errands can be accomplished on foot in Washington D.C.”

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So for potential apartment renters in D.C., these are good marks.

But what about the individual neighborhoods? Well, there are many D.C. neighborhoods that are very walkable, and here are Walk Score’s top 10. Click on the above link for the full list.

1. Dupont Circle                   Walk Score: 98
2. West End                           Walk Score: 97
3. Downtown                         Walk Score: 96
4. Penn Quarter                    Walk Score: 96
5. Logan Circle                     Walk Score: 96
6. Chinatown                         Walk Score: 95
7. Foggy Bottom                    Walk Score: 94
8. Mount Vernon Square      Walk Score: 94
9. Judiciary Square               Walk Score: 94
10. U Street Corridor            Walk Score: 94

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Scott D

Scott D

Scott is a local writer and has been with the Apartment Showcase blog since its inception in 2010.