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Philadelphia Named a Leader in New Construction Walkability

Redfin recently published a survey examining which major US cities were building walkable infrastructure. By examining the percentage of new homes with a walk score higher than the city walk score, Redfin proclaimed Philadelphia number one.

ā€œPhilly is on fire when it comes to walkable new construction,ā€ said Redfin agent Tom Lewis. In nearly every direction you look there are new apartments or condos going up and older buildings are being rehabilitated. A lot of these new homes are in extremely walkable areas that are getting more walkable by the day; places like Northern Liberties , Fishtown, Frankford, South Philly and Point Breeze are seeing a lot of new construction activity.

Buyers who are getting priced out of New York and Washington D.C. are flocking to Philly and developers are rushing to meet the demand. A lot of the new construction buildings are also mixed-use, which in turn is increasing walkability throughout the city.ā€

Read the entire survey by visiting Redfin

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