Philadelphia’s Top Walk Score Neighborhoods

Philadelphia’s Top Walk Score Neighborhoods

True, Philadelphia, born and raised, will probably never be able to tell their kids:  “”When I grew up I had to walk to school uphill…….both ways!””.

But growing up, a mere short walk to an entire city’s activities, resources and institutions, is an extremely rare thing, even in our country.

Owning a home in Philadelphia, has unheard of perks, even compared to virtually every other major cities. Philadelphia has an unparalleled park system, some of the best museums and restaurants in the world and an almost limitless amount of free, or low cost things to do.

And when your Philadelphia house isn’t an easy walk to something, it’s very likely very close to public transportation.

What Does It Mean To Have Such A High Walk Score?

It means, walk in high heels, on crutches, or barefoot in a snow storm – it doesn’t matter. With many Philadelphia neighborhoods coming in with a walk score of 99, it means even if you’re standing still – you’re already there!

Philadelphia is a walk-able city with an overall walk score of 78 and that puts most every Philadelphia House within an easy walk to bus lines, parks, the Philadelphia Bike and Car Shares.

Philadelphia home owners literally have one of the largest cities at their toe-tips. And as far as cities go, Philadelphia is hard to beat!

Thousands of tourists can’t be wrong as they flock from their homes to come see your everyday.

In Philadelphia it’s possible to walk to work, to a top university, or if you have a limp, you can hop to one of the top hospitals in the country.


What Philadelphia Neighborhoods are ranked 99 in Walk Score?

Rittenhouse Square

Walking distance to 30th Street Station, University of Pennsylvania, Chop, JFK Boulevard and the Market Street Line makes Rittenhouse Square extremely walkable. But the restaurants, outside cafe’s, shopping and life if Rittenhouse Square Park makes it 100.

Avenue of the Arts

The Avenue of the Arts Neighborhood stems off of the section of Broad Street called the Avenue of the Arts. With City Hall at its center, its as walkable as it gets. Located on both the Broad Street and Market Street Lines, an easy walk Avenue of the Arts is an way walk to Chinatown, the Reading Terminal Market and the nightlife of the Philadelphia Gayborhood.

Center City West

If Center City is in your Philadelphia neighborhood name, then you know it’s a top walk score area. Not only is Center City extremely walkable; but has an easy access to many different forms of public transportation.


The 98 Walk Score Philadelphia Neighborhoods

Washington Square West

The Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and America’s most historic neighborhood. The Washington Square neighborhood centers around Washington Square Park. Walking distance to Chinatown, Old City, the Market and Broad Street Lines.


The 97 Walk Score Philadelphia Neighborhoods

Center City East

Center City Philadelphia is restaurants, coffee shops, shops and people watching. Center City Walk Score tops the charts.

The 96 Walk Score Philadelphia Neighborhoods

Logan Square

Logan Square has more than its fair share of Philadelphia Art Museums and sits on Philadelphia’s network of parking walk and bike paths.

Bella Vista

The Italian Market and the Broad Street Line. Bella Vista is walkable to virtually all other high Philadelphia Walk score neighborhoods.

Fitler Square

A short walk to Rittenhouse Square, to University of Penn, Drexel, Chop and 30th Street Station. Filter Square is a quiet pocket that also is extremely well placed.


Honorable Mention in Philadelphia Walk Score?

Honorable mentions, Runner-ups….what would be the prize walk score neighborhoods anywhere else are listed here.

Spruce Hill – 94

Northern Liberties &  Fishtown – 93

Cedar Park – 93

Graduate Hospital – 93

Queen Village & Pennsport – 92

University City – 92

Southwest Cedar Park – 92

Walnut Hill – 91

Fairmount – Art Museum – 91

South Philadelphia – 91

Powelton Village – 90

Point Breeze – 90

West Powelton – 90

Kensington – 89

North Philadelphia East – 88

Port Richmond – 85

Mantua – 85

Kingsessing – 82

Manayunk – 82

Germantown – 79

Grays Ferry – 78

Mayfair – 78

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