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Atlanta named 8th most Walkable City

We’ve been discussing walkability for some time here at homesinatlanta.  Atlanta has been the poster child for years when it came to sprawl and neighborhoods designed for driving and not walking.  But over the last ten years we’ve seen a sea change in walkable developments.  It’s the buzz word around all of Atlanta.  And now new research shows how that has changed Atlanta.  We’re now ranked the 8th most walkable city.  This sutdy looks at how many neighborhood mix living/working/shopping all in a walkable distance.   It’s not just Atlanta that is developing walkable areas.  Acworth and Marietta have both developed great city centers which are walkable.  Here’s a link to the full study that you can read.

http://www.smartgrowthamerica.org/locus/foot-traffic-ahead/