MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — We know that the Twin Cities metro is one of the best areas in the country to ride a bike, but the cities are also the place for walkers.

Walk Score has released a list of the most walkable cities in the country and Minneapolis ranks ninth.

The website scored St. Paul and Minneapolis separately, and because it did, Minneapolis ranked in the top 10 with a score of 69.3 out of a possible 100.

The two cities would’ve scored a 65.5 if scored together.

Neighborhoods on the east bank of Lake of The Isles, Loring Park, Lowry Hill near Mueller Park, Metropolitan State University Campus, and downtown near the Target Center boosted the city’s ranking into the top 10.

According to Walk Score, 13 percent of people who live in Minneapolis need a car to perform regular daily tasks.

New York City, San Francisco, Boston and Chicago top the Walk Scores list of most walkable cities.

Comments (12)
  1. Al says:

    Glad to hear that because it is in my top 10 as the most undriveable city in the nation.

  2. Michele Bachmann says:

    Minneapolis is also in the top 10 as the place to get shot at after 10pm. Maybe that is why I do not live in that dump hole of a city..

  3. Susan Mandeville says:

    No Michele, Phila is the best place to get shot after 10pm!

  4. quentin says:

    Must come as a surprise to those who live in North Minneapolis.

  5. Maddog says:

    Thank god they didn’t include St Paul with Minneapolis or we would’t have made the top 10. Ans Al if you think Minneaplois is undriveable try finding your way around St. Paul.

    1. st paul says:

      Are you kidding?

      St Paul is much nicer than Minneapolis. A lot cleaner too…
      a lot safer!

      1. somethingstinks says:

        Let me guess, that’s Obamas fault too?

  6. 612 says:

    of course some people can turn something like this into a racist rant…get a life. Minneapolis is fine, and if you can’t walk around because you are too scared, or just ignorant..great cause we don’t need people like you in our city anyway.

    1. 612 disgusting says:

      We prefer nicer houses thats all…
      well, and less poverty. 🙂

  7. Laughable says:

    Nothing like urbanites pretending to live in nature. Afterall, concrete is so beautiful it brings tears to my eyes.

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