Austin is known for a lot of things, but its walkability isn’t one of them—in fact, it’s a middling 33rd most walkable in the country, by at least one metric, which gives it a walk score of 40 out of 100. It does a little worse on its transit score (34) and much better on being bicycle-friendly (54).
Obviously, though, some neighborhoods are more pedestrian- and bike-friendly than others. With restaurants, shops, housing, and museums clustered together, often on the same block, Downtown Austin is great for walkers. The winding, often sidewalk-free streets of Northwest Hills? Not so much.
To get a sense of which neighborhoods in Austin offer the best car-free experience, we rounded up the ones with the highest ratings on Walk Score, a site that…
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