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San Antonio boasts one of the most walkable neighborhoods in Texas

San Antonio boasts one of the most walkable neighborhoods in Texas

San Antonio River Walk at dusk
Downtown San Antonio is one of the most walkable places in Texas. Photo courtesy of San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau

A lot has been said about traffic in Texas, but we rarely give as much thought to getting around here on foot. Redfin remedied that by taking a look at the Walk Scores for major Texas cities and chatting with real estate agents to determine the most walkable neighborhoods in Texas. 

Downtown San Antonio nabs the No. 7 spot, with a Walk Score of 81. While the area boasts all the attractions of an urban core, the real draw for pedestrians, says Redfin, is the famed River Walk with its lively bars and restaurants.

Lest we assume that it only attracts tourists, Redfin agent Erin Pierce reminds that it's popular with locals too. "The River Walk is an especially popular destination for local families and their kids,” says Pierce. "[It] creates a nice change of pace from the hustle and bustle of the downtown streets."

Three areas in Dallas (downtown, Oak Lawn, and Knox/Henderson); three in Austin (downtown, West Campus, and East Austin); two in Houston (Midtown and Neartown/Montrose); and one in El Paso (Virginia) complete the top 10.

Downtown Dallas struts its stuff as the most walkable of them all.

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