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Indexing Affordability and Walkability in the United States

Dave Munson discovered the neighborhoods throughout the United States that are both affordable by his salary and walkable.

Munson reported on his blog, Munson's City, his quest to find a walkable neighborhood within his price range, according to his above national average income.

Munson mapped the Census tracts with a median income within $10,000 of his own, and overlayed neighborhoods scoring above 70 on the WalkScore. Interestingly, Munson found some factors had strong correlations between the WalkScore and Census data, such as education, employment, mode share, historic neighborhoods, and age.

Capitol Hill in Seattle came out on top, followed by, "Cambridge and Somerville outside of Boston, and the South End in Boston; Columbia Heights, Washington, DC; The Mission District, Lower Haight, and Russian Hill, San Francisco; Midtown, Atlanta; Greenwood, Dyker Heights, Kensington, and Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn; Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia, where we used to live; Lake View, Chicago; and Five Points, Denver."

H/T to @TransportData for the article.

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