It is important for some people to live and work in an area where everything they love is in reach of couple of blocks. Redfin and Walk Score recent survey ranks Philadelphia as number one city in walkable new construction in the country. New construction doesn’t always mean building in suburbs or developing a new area. Builders and cities are working together to build new homes in areas with high Walk Score ratings. Philadelphia ranked first with 91% of new homes having a higher Walk Score than the citywide score
You can easily spot new construction anywhere from huge cranes to small dumpsters on the roadside in every direction of Philadelphia. There are new apartments or condos going up and older buildings are being rehabilitated. A lot of these new properties are in extremely accessible areas that are getting more walkable. Important places to note are Northern Liberties, Fishtown, Frankford, South Philly and Point Breeze are buzzing with new construction activities. Buyers who afford New York or Washington D.C. are flocking to Philly and developers are rushing to meet the demand.
City being walkable is more than just sidewalks and parks. It’s also about building businesses along the way. New homes, services, shops and schools can all create invitations to walk, and this means that new construction projects can help improve the Walk Score of a place.
The city of Philadelphia is pretty easily accessible by walking or public transportation which is important for people outside the city to understand. The city has made a lot of effort to consider the needs of pedestrians and cyclists in city development. A significant reason for walking is more than health, it leads to cost savings in terms of monthly car payments, gas, insurance, and parking tickets. You can enjoy more and drive less that is imperative for your health, wallet, and the environment!