- According to the mobility experts at Walk Score, Miami is the fifth best big city for walkability.
- It scores an overall 76 out of 100 for getting around on foot.
- Downtown Miami is the top-ranked neighborhood in the area for mobility.
Beautiful weather and sunsets that look good enough to eat aren’t the only things that Miami has going for it. Walk Score, which rates the mobility options for people in U.S. cities, found that Miami is the fifth most walkable city in the country.
It has an overall walk score of 76, out of a possible 100.
Miami’s 399,457 residents have good public transportation, and the metro is somewhat bikeable. The city earned a Transit Score of 59, and a Bike Score of 60.
Walk Score also rates individual neighborhoods on the same mobility factors. The top five neighborhoods in Miami are:
Downtown Miami is the most walkable neighborhood in the city, with a Walk Score of 89. Residents are very well-served by public transportation, with a Transit Score of 95. That’s not surprising for a big-city downtown, and it’s the best Transit Score in Miami. Bikers love it, too; the neighborhood has a Bike Score of 75, also the best in the area.
Little Havana, the largest distinct neighborhood with 53,409 residents, earned a Walk Score of 86. It’s Transit Score is a 65, and it Bike Score is 70.
In third place is Wynwood-Edgewater. Even though US 1 runs through it, and it ends at I-95, Wynwood-Edgewater has a Walk Score of 85. Transit-wise, it earned an 66, and it has a Bike Score of 61.
The smallest neighborhood in the top five, Overtown, has a Walk Score of 76. It’s 10,005 residents have good transit options, as the neighborhood has a Transit Score of 82. Cyclists do well, too, with a Bike Score of 68.
And, fifth in the top five is Allapattah. This sizeable area to the west of I-95 has a Walk Score of 76, a Transit Score of 58, and a Bike Score of 60.
Walk Score measures the walkability of any address based on the distance to nearby places and pedestrian friendliness. Those earning scores of 90 to 100 are termed a “walker’s paradise.” Scores of 70 to 89 earn a designation of “very walkable.”
Transit Score measures how well a location is served by publically available transit based on the distance and type of nearby transit lines. The top five in Miami are spread among three categories within this ranking: “rider’s paradise,” for those with scores between 90 and 100; “excellent transit” for scores of 70 to 89; or 50 to 69, considered an area with “good transit.”
Bike Score measures whether an area is good for biking based on bike lanes and trails, hills, road connectivity, and destinations. Miami’s scores come as either a “biker’s paradise” (score of 90 to 100), “very bikeable” (score in the 70 to 89 range) or “bikeable” (50 to 69).