Refin annually creates a list of the top 50 most walkable cities. And in 2016, Memphis made the list! With an increased score of 36 (over last year's 33) Memphis is now the 49th most walkable city.
To calculate the rankings, Walk Score analyzed more than 10 million locations and computed more than 2 billion walking routes for 2,500 U.S. cities. Walk Score ranking uses the Street Smart Walk Score algorithm that incorporates walking routes, the number of nearby amenities (e.g. restaurants, coffee shops and grocery stores), respective distance to those amenities, pedestrian friendliness, population and neighborhood boundary data.
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