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How Walkable is Weho?

West Hollywood ranks No. 1 on "walkability" of California cities.

West Hollywood has always prided itself on being pedestrian-friendly. Now there's a number to prove it.

According to a study by Walk Score, Weho ranked No. 1 among the 372 largest cities in California, receiving a solid score of 89.

The evaluation is based on how close residents live to nearby amenities, with an average score of 50. Population density was considered based on data from the 2010 U.S. Census and neighborhood boundaries were according to Zillow.com.

On that scale, Weho surpassed Albany's 86 and San Francisco's 85. Nearby Hollywood came close, averaging a Walk Score of 87, according to the evaluation. Overall, Los Angeles ranked 66 out of 2,500 large cities included in the study, which was down from previous years.

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judson greene July 22, 2011 at 08:08 PM
We bought our home in the Norma Triangle with the express intention of New Yawking our lives!!
DNB July 23, 2011 at 04:16 PM
You may be able to walk, but there's not much in the way of destinations. I lived in SF for two years without a car and waked practically every where, I'd never walk as much here. There's something seriously wrong with this study.
Insider July 26, 2011 at 01:15 AM
I wonder if the Walk Score folks factored in the scores of bums passed out on sidewalks or asking for money. Did they factor in the (city sanctioned) bicycles riding on the sidewalk? Did they factor in how the line of folks waiting to get into the Abbey on weekends push pedestrians into the street in order to pass? Whomever thinks WeHo is pedestrian-friendly never walks along major streets or city parks ... or they must be tucked into bed by 9pm.
A different Paul August 15, 2011 at 04:58 PM
Seems pretty walkable to me. I walk to the grocery store, the post office, the bank, to restaurants on Santa Monica, Sunset, and Melrose. It is a great city to walk in- there are bums in most urban areas- kind of a fact of life- they don't generally bother anyone. The line of folks waiting at the Abbey are a flavor of pedestrians themselves- yeah the sidewalk gets crowded at times... kind of what happens when you have a lot of people on a sidewalk... cross the street if you must or walk around. Most sidewalks are pretty clear for walking. If you take the residential streets to get places, you have lots of architecture and tree-lined streets to check out.

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