Morning Minute: Chicago makes 2014 list of most “walkable” cities

The Windy City is also one of the most “walkable.” With a Walk Score of 75, Chicago comes in at No. 6 on Walk Score’s latest ranking of the 2014 Most Walkable U.S. Cities and Neighborhoods. What makes a city walkable? It’s having neighborhoods where schools, restaurants, entertainment and other amenities are within walking distance, a benefit that many homeowners value.

Don’t live in Chicago? Walk Score tracks other cities. Go to the site and see how your community rates in walkability.

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Stephanie Sievers is Senior Editor for the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. She serves as Senior Editor for IAR publications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine and all other IAR publications. She is responsible for developing content for the Illinois REALTOR® Weekly Connection e-newsletter, coordinates the IAR Twitter account content at ILREALTOR and plans and develops content for videos. She assists in developing and writing content for the IAR blog. She also is involved in researching and drafting news releases and coordinates the news media distribution database and newsclips reports for the Association. She also assists in IAR spokesperson training seminars and is involved in development of association briefing materials on issues. She assists with the housing statistics program and reports.