Notice how many "walkable" cities are also the cities where lots of people would like to live if they had the choice.
The ten are:
Arlington, VA:* On the cusp of the nationís capital, it may come as no surprise that 23 percent of the citiesí workers use public transportation to get around.* Keeping on their feet maybe a way of life since 35 percent of Arlingtonians walk for exercise.
San Francisco, CA: Getting to work by foot is not uncommon for this city by the bay with nine percent of residents walking and two percent biking.* The walking conducive city touts 32 percent of its residents walk for exercise and 35 percent buy some type of athletic shoes.
Seattle, WA:* Itís not too far-fetched to expect a healthy lifestyle from residents living in Seattle.* A whopping 35 percent walk for exercise and 36 percent buy some type of athletic shoes.
Portland, OR:* Residents of this Northwestern city spend a good deal of time on their feet walking their dogs.* Close to 22 percent are dog owners.
Boston, MA: *For many Bostonians, walking to work or using public transportation is a way of life with 45 percent of the population doing one or the other.
Washington, DC:* Getting around the nationís capital by subway or bus is preferred by 35 percent of the districtís residents.* And when they are not working, 11 percent are playing sports or walking for fitness.
New York City, NY:* Getting around the Big Apple is easy for New Yorkers with 51 percent of residents using public transportation and 12 percent walking to work.
Eugene, OR: Walking is a way of life for 32 percent of residents living in this Oregon city.* Whether itís walking the dog or pushing a stroller, twenty-two percent are dog owners and eight percent own baby strollers.
Jersey City, NJ: Public transportation or walking is how 47 of the people who work in this gritty town get around.* And when they are not working, 12 percent of the residents play sports or exercise once a week.
Denver, CO:* This versatile city lends itself to those in search of an active lifestyle.* Eleven percent of residents walk for fitness or exercise and 12 percent play sports or exercise once a week