What Is “Walkable”?

You’ll notice in many descriptions the term “walkable” is used, along with distance to nearby public transportation such as the metro or the bus. But what does “walkable” really mean?

It’s commonly thought that anything under 1 mile from the metro is manageable and can be counted as “walkable.” A short 10-15 minute jaunt each morning!

If you’re interested in a specific Walk Score(R) of a neighborhood or address, you’ve got a great resource to turn to. WalkScore.com breaks down Arlington by neighborhood, nearby amenities, and some general statistics. Click the image below to explore Arlington’s walkability!