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Walk Score

Why Walking Matters

Walkable neighborhoods offer surprising benefits to our health, the environment, and our communities.

Better health: A study in Washington State found that the average resident of a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood weighs 7 pounds less than someone who lives in a sprawling neighborhood. Residents of walkable neighborhoods drive less and suffer fewer car accidents, a leading cause of death between the ages of 15–45.

Reduction in greenhouse gas: Cars are a leading cause of global warming. Your feet are zero-pollution transportation machines.

More transportation options: Compact neighborhoods tend to have higher population density, which leads to more public transportation options and bicycle infrastructure. Not only is taking the bus cheaper than driving, but riding a bus is ten times safer than driving a car!

Increased social capital: Walking increases social capital by promoting face-to-face interaction with your neighbors. Studies have shown that for every 10 minutes a person spends in a daily car commute, time spent in community activities falls by 10%.

Stronger local businesses: Dense, walkable neighborhoods provide local businesses with the foot traffic they need to thrive. It's easier for pedestrians to shop at many stores on one trip, since they don't need to drive between destinations.

Data courtsey of WalkScore.com

Miami Dade Walkscore Rankings

  • Aventura Walkscore - 85
  • Bal Harbour Walkscore - 78
  • Carol City Walkscore - 54
  • Coconut Grove Walkscore - 37
  • Coral Gables Walkscore - 57
  • Cutler Bay Walkscore - 49
  • Doral Walkscore - 46
  • Downtown Miami Walkscore - 92
  • Hialeah Walkscore - 72
  • Homestead Walkscore - 89
  • Kendall Walkscore - 83
  • Key Biscayne Walkscore - 83
  • Miami Beach Walkscore - 94
  • Miami Gardens Walkscore - 49
  • Miami Lakes Walkscore - 65
  • Miami Shores Walkscore - 66
  • Miami Springs Walkscore - 69
  • North Miami Walkscore - 78
  • Palmetto Bay Walkscore - 18
  • Pinecrest Walkscore - 26
  • South Miami Walkscore - 80
  • Sunny Isles Walkscore - 63
  • Surfiside Walkscore - 62
  • Tamiami Walkscore - 57

Walkscores were calculate by inputting city name only on WalkScore.com. Your home's walkscore may vary greatly based on its actual location.


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Smart Growth Realty,LLC
1000 Ponce De Leon Blvd Suite 303 • Coral Gables, FL 33134
Mobile: 786-269-3247 • Office: 305-424-9304