Known for green spaces
The greatest number of parks per square mile:
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Santa Fe, NM
Known for walking commuters
The highest percentage of residents who get to work on foot:
New Haven, CT
Known for safe streets
The fewest number of crimes, based on population:
Grand Forks, ND
St. George, UT
Known for fitness walking
The greatest percentage of people who hit the pavement for exercise:
Little Rock, AR
Known for desirable destinations
The highest number of stores, restaurants, and theaters within walking distance of the town's center:
San Francisco, CA
Baton Rouge, LA
St. Paul, MN
New York, NY
Top picks from professionals working to make communities more walkable:
St. Petersburg, FL
Silver Spring, MD
Kansas City, MO
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Source: Annual survey with the American Podiatric Medical Association
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