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Top 10 Walking Cities for 2007

Walking is a great way to get out and get moving, but is your city a good walking city? Curious themselves, Prevention Magazine has created a list of the Best Walking Cities in the nation.

Here is the criteria that went into the list: Safe streets, beautiful places to walk, mild weather and good air quality. However they also considered the percentage of population that walks for exercise, the use of mass transit, the parks per square mile, the points of interest per square mile, the average winter/summer temperatures and the percentage of athletic shoe buyers.

  1. Madison, WI
  2. Austin, TX
  3. San Francisco, CA
  4. Charlotte, NC
  5. Seattle, WA
  6. Henderson, NV
  7. San Diego, CA
  8. San Jose, CA
  9. Chandler, AZ
  10. Virginia Beach, VA

To see who made the bottom of the list,

  • 91. Cleveland, OH
  • 92. Buffalo, NY
  • 93. Memphis, TN
  • 94. El Paso, TX
  • 95. Birmingham, AL
  • 96. Detroit, MI
  • 97. Hialeah, FL
  • 98. Miami, FL
  • 99. Laredo, TX
  • 100. Newark, NJ

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