According to walking advocacy site
, Minneapolis is in the top ten of most walkable cities in the country.
Coming in ninth place, the city was bested by highly dense urban areas like New York City, Boston, San Francisco, and Chicago.
Minneapolis came out ahead of other large cities, though, like Los Angeles, Portland, San Diego, and Atlanta.
Walk Score site is often used by real estate agents and house hunters
to determine the walkability of a specific neighborhood. Site users can
simply type in an address and get a score that indicates how easy it
might be to do daily errands by foot.
The site touts the
benefits of more walkable neighborhoods, noting that increased walking
can benefit the environment, community involvement, and personal health.