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Downtown Ranks As Top Walkable Neighborhood In L.A.

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Angelenos have succumbed to the reality that L.A. is mostly a car-transit city, however, things might be changing, according to a recent report from Walk Score. The website's 2014 City and Neighborhood study found that Downtown is the most walkable area in our city. Cue in the Jefferson's "Movin' On Up" theme song.

Downtown has been on the up-and-up with a growing Arts District community, coffee shop scene, and having a hefty number of Metro stops. Although L.A. as a whole ranked 13 in the nation, our bustling Downtown scored a rating of 93 points. We finally aced one of these tests! Walk Score called the 36,194 resident-populated area as having "world-class public transportation," and Chinatown and Koreatown followed in tow. Biking though, could use some more work, as they described it as "somewhat bikeable" with a score of 69.

Of the 2,862 restaurant, bars and coffee shop shops in Downtown, the report showed residents can walk to an average of 29 of them within five minutes.