Friday, May 31, 2013

Federal Hill: A “Walker’s Paradise”

Hailed as “the most walkable neighborhood in Baltimore” by last year, Federal Hill now has the fantastic walkability score of 98!

A “Walker’s Paradise,” the website says, where daily errands in Federal Hill don’t require a car, and that’s a great thing! A high walkability scores means:

  • People in walkable neighborhoods weigh 6-10 lbs less.
  • Walkable places make you happier and healthier.
  • Short commutes reduce stress and increase community involvement.

Not only is Federal Hill walkable, it has an “excellent” transit score of 74. So it’s easy to get to and easy to get around!

The walk score is measured by an algorithm, which gives points based on how close amenities are to a given location. The website allows visitors to put in a neighborhood or a specific address and computes the walk score for that location. In addition, is also beta testing a “street smart” walk score, in which the Federal Hill Business District receives a score of 100!

So next time you’re in need of a bar or restaurant, live entertainment, coffee, gifts and clothing, realtors, tax professionals, and spas, think of Federal Hill, and your destination will only be a few blocks away!

Elizabeth Nelson, Intern

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