Washington, D.C.’s neighborhoods have seen a huge resurgence in recent years. According to a 2011 study by Walk Score, Washington is the seventh-most walkable city in the country with 80% of residents living in neighborhoods that are not car dependent.

Being able to walk, bike or take public transit to one’s destination offers innumerable benefits to the community: it makes for healthier lifestyles, keeps money in the local economy and supports the growth of strong traditional neighborhoods.
Learn more about Washington, D.C.’s green infrastructure and its urban gardens, pocket parks and linear green spaces.