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St. Louis named top city in Missouri for pedestrians

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ST. LOUIS – If you are looking for a place to move to, here are the top 10 most ‘walkable’ cities in Missouri. St. Louis takes the top spot on the list with a score of 66 for the best walking experience in Missouri and 58 for the best biking experience.

According to walkscore.com, St. Louis is the top city to live in if you want to get around without a vehicle. St. Louis boasts the best transit score of 43. Redfin.com compiled a list of the top 10 most walkable cities in Missouri, even including median sale and rental prices.


The longest drive in the contiguous US runs through St. Louis. How far is it?

St. Louis

Walk Score: 66

Median Sale Price: $208,592

Median Rent Price: $1,103

St. Louis has Forest Park, Tower Grove Park, and the St. Louis Zoo that are all walkable areas. They also have pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods such as Clayton, Central West End, and Lafeyette Square.

University City

Walk Score: 58

Median Sale Price: $185,500

Median Rent Price: $1,533

University City has The Loop and Delmar Boulevard, and Jackson Avenue that are pedestrian friendly. The Loop has different types of restaurants, like BBQ, Korean and Mexican.

Webster Groves

Walk Score: 49

Median Sale Price: $385,000

Median Rent Price: $1,389

Some of the attraction in Webster Grove is the Llywelyn’s Pub, which is a Celtic themed bar with a shuffle board and the Webster Groves Public Library. They also have different parks speckled throughout the city, one being the Webster Groves Sculpture Park.

Lemay

Walk Score: 46

Median Sale Price: $153,500

Median Rent Price: $1,245

This city has the Jefferson Barracks Historic Park, and the Missouri Civil War Museum and the River City Casino to explore.

Sedalia

Walk Score: 43

Median Sale Price: $157,000

Median Rent Price: $900

This city has a Historic downtown, the Missouri State Fairgrounds and the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art are are all feasible areas for pedestrians to explore.

Springfield

Walk Score: 39

Median Sale Price: $113,000

Median Rent Price: $963

Springfield has a Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium, the Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, a pedestrian friendly Downtown and a Commercial Street.

Florissant

Walk Score: 39

Median Sale Price: $156,330

Median Rent Price: $1,521

This city has the Florissant Golf Club, Old Town and the Florissant City Centre that are pedestrian friendly. But also near the Florissant city is Saint Stanislaus Conservation Area that allows hiking and bird-watching, but also dogs are allowed.

Rolla

Walk Score: 39

Median Sale Price: $192,000

Median Rent Price: $725

This city has the Ozark Actors Theatre for entertainment and a pedestrian friendly Rolla Downtown District. They also have a couple of parks to explore, one being the Veterans Memorial Park.

Kirkwood

Walk Score: 37

Median Sale Price: $376,750

Median Rent Price: $2,017

Downtown Kirkwood is an easy walking area for those who want to explore a historic loction, they also have a nice community park, called Kirkwood Park and a large Kirkwood Farmer’s Market. For other explorers, they also have the Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum.

Affton

Walk Score: 37

Median Sale Price: $240,000

Median Rent Price: $1,532

Affton has a Sunset Memorial Park and Mausoleum, pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods, and the Grants Trail Trailhead at Tiffany Village Court.

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