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In an article featured in Prevention magazine the 500 best walking cities were featured. Various criteria were used evaluating the featured cities walkability. One measurement included the percentage of green spaces they have by measuring t heir number of parks per square mile.

The 10 top cities for Parks per square mile are:

Des Moines, IA
Lawrence, KS
Louisville, KY
Ann Arbor, MI
Santa Fe, NM
Newport, RI
Greenville, SC
Alexandria, VA
Seattle, WA

Check out which City what made the top of the list? Des Moines Iowa??

Des Moines, Iowa is number one in green spaces. Who knew??

To find out more about the top 500 most walkable cities, just click the link. Do you live in one?

Part of the criteria used to rank the cities was information provided by WalkScore, a website that rates cities’ walkability from 0 to 100, with 100 being best. Just plug in your home address and it will rank the walkability of where you live.

My home address’ score is 88, which is very good, and I take full advantage of that, by always walking to the library, bank, grocery store, post office, and several parks. It’s great to live in the city.

Give it a try and let us know how walkable your address is………………….:)

The second part of the criteria I’d like to highlight is the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC). What is this? “ Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a nonprofit organization working with communities to preserve unused rail corridors by transforming them into trails, enhancing the health of America's environment, economy, neighborhoods and people.”

I love the idea of converting old railways to walking or biking trails. It’s conservation, history, fitness, and scenery all wrapped up in one action. So far, RTC has helped in building nearly 13,935 miles of rail-trails. Take a look and see if there’s a trail near you: TrailLink: Search for a Trail.

So, where did your city stack up against the others in the study? How walkable is your address? Did you find an interesting RTC trail close to you? Where’s the next place you plan on walking?

The community at Iowa Avenue can hardly wait to find out, because

After all, it’s about a healthy lifestyle!

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