Miami earned a walkability score of 72.5 out of 100, making the city the eighth most walkable city (out of the nation’s 50 largest cities), according to Walk Score. Of all Miami neighborhoods, 99 percent have a walk score of at least 50, and only one percent live in car-dependent neighborhoods.
Downtown, Brickell, and Little Havana are ranked as the most walkable neighborhoods; the least walkable are Fair Isle, Liberty City, and Flagami. Downtown Miami ranked the highest at 86 and Fair Isle ranked at the bottom, with a score of 46.
Overall, 63 percent of Miami residents reportedly have a Walk Score of 70 or more.
The Miami Herald reported that a slight increase in the city’s walkability score can add $3,000 to a home’s value
“Instead of wanting the biggest and newest homes, potential [home] buyers now demand smaller, cheaper homes in more walkable communities,” said Walk Score CEO Josh Herst to The Miami Herald.
“Still, parts of the city remain difficult to navigate by foot, and the city’s public transportation ranking is far below other cities on the list,” the article stated.