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Living in New York

The Big Apple keeps getting better. New York has miles of bike lanes, bike share programs, and there’s always been extensive public transportation — the subway, the LIRR, buses everywhere, and you have to try hard not to find a walkable neighborhood.

On the island of Manhattan, you’re never more than a 10 or 15 minute walk from a subway station; super hip Brooklyn and Williamsburg offer more of the same. The entire city has the urban density that supports walking to nearly everything: the city’s great museums, playgrounds like Central Park, East Village restaurants... many New Yorkers live their whole lives without ever owning a car.

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Walk Score of New York, NY

New York is Very Walkable

Most errands can be accomplished on foot.

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Olde Brooklyn

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Christopher Park

New York is the most walkable large city in the US with 8,175,133 residents.

New York has excellent public transportation and is somewhat bikeable.

Find apartments in New York's most walkable neighborhoods: Chinatown, Little Italy and NoHo.

New York Apartments for Rent

View all New York apartments on a map. The average rent is $2,500 and the average home price is $1,500,000.

Rental info for The Strathmore in the New York area
from $4,660
1 bed
Walk Score 99
Rental info for Vermella Lyndhurst in the New York area
from $1,785
1 bed
Walk Score 66
Rental info for Avalon Lyndhurst in the New York area
from $1,790
Studio
Walk Score 30
Rental info for Mima in the New York area
from $4,030
Studio
Walk Score 98
Rental info for The Monarch in the New York area
from $1,895
1 bed
Walk Score 31
Rental info for 140 Mayhill in the New York area
from $1,815
1 bed
Walk Score 57
Rental info for Estuary in the New York area
from $2,110
Studio
Walk Score 53
Rental info for Newport in the New York area
from $1,860
Studio
Walk Score 72

To view New York homes for sale sorted by Walk Score, visit Trulia.com.

New York Neighborhoods

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Population

1 Chinatown 100 99 82 13,724
2 Little Italy 100 100 87 3,749
3 NoHo 100 100 87 3,123
4 NoLita 100 100 88 6,464
5 Union Square 100 100 84 7,810
6 NoMad 100 100 79 8,137
7 Flatiron District 100 100 83 4,579
8 Bowery 100 100 87 16,702
9 SoHo 100 100 86 11,276
10 Gramercy Park 100 100 84 18,635
11 Greenwich Village 100 100 86 34,531
12 Financial District 100 100 80 27,033
13 Koreatown 100 73 79 1,910
14 West Village 99 100 87 34,359
15 Tribeca 99 100 84 17,068
16 Theater District 99 99 74 13,170
17 Civic Center 99 100 84 5,279
18 Midtown East 99 93 65 49,976
19 Chelsea 99 91 86 52,598
20 Garment District 99 90 74 5,963
21 Murray Hill 99 96 71 22,249
22 Kips Bay 98 97 79 39,246
23 Upper East Side 98 99 69 208,013
24 Boerum Hill 98 100 89 22,518
25 Hell's Kitchen 98 97 69 51,840
26 Two Bridges 98 99 84 28,930
27 Upper West Side 98 99 79 208,776
28 Cobble Hill 97 98 84 8,605
29 Brooklyn Heights 97 100 72 20,560
30 East Village 97 95 83 60,375
31 Fort Greene 97 100 88 20,297
32 Park Slope 97 96 82 61,508
33 Central Harlem 97 100 67 111,094
34 DUMBO 96 100 75 3,006
35 Battery Park City 96 100 78 12,258
36 Prospect Heights 96 100 85 21,765
37 Carroll Gardens 96 85 86 18,514
38 Williamsburg 96 91 83 138,526
39 Fordham Heights 96 99 71 49,896
40 Inwood 96 88 64 38,367
41 East Tremont 96 94 67 16,991
42 Clinton Hill 96 97 87 25,887
43 Washington Heights 96 96 69 158,951
44 Belmont 96 91 60 23,890
45 Elmhurst 96 96 53 101,918
46 Gowanus 96 93 82 5,661
47 West Harlem 96 99 63 107,403
48 Lower East Side 96 92 82 38,641
49 Concourse Village 96 98 67 29,727
50 East Harlem 96 99 76 118,829
51 Downtown Brooklyn 96 100 87 11,077
52 Concourse 95 92 71 54,406
53 Greenpoint 95 68 79 34,569
54 Fordham Manor 95 100 60 49,585
55 Crown Heights 95 98 77 125,818
56 Stuyvesant Town - Peter Cooper Village 95 99 83 21,268
57 Borough Park 95 75 58 115,327
58 Kensington 95 83 73 49,617
59 Ridgewood 95 85 56 64,765
60 Longwood 94 92 64 20,337
61 Sunset Park 94 78 61 100,989
62 Foxhurst 94 95 70 19,644
63 Flatbush 94 92 66 167,618
64 South Bronx 94 95 70 74,207
65 Mount Hope 94 94 67 30,381
66 Mount Eden 94 92 68 24,005
67 Long Island City 94 86 66 71,414
68 Parkchester 94 85 53 40,412
69 Brighton Beach 94 77 69 30,166
70 Bushwick 94 90 67 113,629
71 Woodstock 93 94 63 19,048
72 Bedford-Stuyvesant 93 92 75 153,040
73 University Heights 93 97 52 35,552
74 Corona 93 78 63 109,607
75 Jackson Heights 93 85 63 108,979
76 Westchester Village 93 80 54 15,332
77 Norwood 93 94 65 39,735
78 Bensonhurst 93 75 57 77,932
79 Bedford Park 93 98 71 26,304
80 West Farms 93 90 61 29,710
81 Vinegar Hill 93 98 85 4,630
82 Marble Hill 92 87 51 10,180
83 Woodside 92 95 57 55,051
84 Bay Ridge 92 77 61 79,177
85 Sheepshead Bay 92 76 61 121,807
86 Highbridge 92 93 61 38,495
87 Jamaica Hills 92 100 54 12,700
88 Rego Park 92 90 50 60,946
89 Astoria 92 77 66 153,924
90 Mapleton 91 78 59 26,579
91 Kingsbridge 91 92 50 50,354
92 Morrisania 91 91 66 51,768
93 Kew Gardens 91 93 52 26,367
94 Gravesend 91 81 58 100,536
95 Hunts Point 91 80 66 12,200
96 Pelham Parkway 91 81 63 22,492
97 Brownsville 91 97 56 55,788
98 Van Nest 91 84 51 13,918
99 East Flatbush 91 86 59 130,788
100 Unionport 90 80 56 23,914
101 Midwood 90 83 63 73,615
102 Forest Hills 90 90 52 51,010
103 Windsor Terrace 90 83 80 14,446
104 Richmond Hill 89 80 55 65,905
105 Dyker Heights 89 71 55 37,264
106 Flatlands 89 83 55 65,242
107 Bath Beach 89 70 59 33,061
108 Greenwood Heights 89 79 61 18,878
109 Allerton 89 81 64 59,555
110 Ocean Hill 89 98 60 27,565
111 Morris Heights 89 94 60 40,713
112 Crotona Park East 89 93 73 29,987
113 Red Hook 89 60 74 10,225
114 Flushing 88 83 53 172,447
115 Woodhaven 88 71 51 36,877
116 Cypress Hills 88 76 56 42,692
117 Jamaica 88 94 52 89,810
118 Utopia 88 70 56 1,494
119 East Elmhurst 87 69 63 22,443
120 Morris Park 87 76 60 16,410
121 Wakefield 87 76 52 54,956
122 Port Morris 87 72 62 992
123 Pelham Bay 87 80 65 24,885
124 Ozone Park 87 75 52 39,572
125 Williamsbridge 86 80 55 31,788
126 Glendale 85 67 57 31,104
127 Briarwood 85 94 50 27,884
128 Clason Point 85 78 61 92,935
129 Marine Park 85 81 59 21,034
130 Baychester 85 75 47 14,525
131 Jamaica Estates 84 91 48 14,139
132 East New York 84 87 52 142,173
133 Bronx Park 84 85 62 1,581
134 Kew Gardens Hills 84 73 59 35,329
135 St. George 83 73 53 7,741
136 Maspeth 83 72 50 56,058
137 Auburndale 82 67 55 31,417
138 Port Richmond 82 65 53 15,465
139 Middle Village 82 68 51 29,125
140 Grant City 82 67 62 4,974
141 Canarsie 81 75 49 82,503
142 Pelham Gardens 80 74 60 14,859
143 Pomonok 80 71 69 16,458
144 Floral Park 80 60 51 12,130
145 Stapleton 80 65 42 11,469
146 South Ozone Park 80 68 51 68,783
147 Hollis 80 76 51 38,274
148 Hillcrest 79 74 62 17,394
149 Coney Island 79 71 68 44,763
150 Riverdale 78 71 38 43,830
151 Edenwald 78 67 49 21,096
152 Fresh Meadows 78 68 62 16,304
153 College Point 77 56 50 26,415
154 Manhattan Beach 77 67 60 6,532
155 West Brighton 77 61 47 23,986
156 Tompkinsville 77 69 34 8,383
157 Woodlawn Heights 77 71 52 7,406
158 Randall Manor 77 57 43 2,036
159 Queens Village 76 73 51 56,540
160 Bergen Beach 76 76 50 13,098
161 Van Cortlandt Park 76 76 50 524
162 Westerleigh 76 57 48 22,157
163 South Jamaica 76 65 51 30,821
164 Eastchester 75 73 49 6,715
165 Cambria Heights 75 61 51 16,159
166 Springfield Gardens 75 66 48 8,826
167 Castle Hill 74 64 64 14,730
168 New Dorp 74 64 55 9,709
169 Rosebank 74 62 47 11,111
170 Forest Park 74 74 56 4,374
171 Roosevelt Island 74 86 68 11,608
172 St. Albans 74 71 52 42,290
173 Rochdale 73 72 49 24,666
174 Far Rockaway 73 57 62 76,523
175 Laurelton 72 63 52 23,893
176 Bellerose 72 65 55 22,089
177 Mill Basin 72 72 51 11,885
178 Bayside 72 62 56 71,348
179 Dongan Hills 72 64 47 13,852
180 Clearview 72 52 61 8,031
181 Little Neck 72 57 45 10,216
182 Blissville 72 63 60 613
183 Midland Beach 72 61 58 8,667
184 Holliswood 72 76 43 8,048
185 Arrochar 72 68 49 550
186 Whitestone 71 56 50 30,448
187 Clifton 70 64 46 9,661
188 South Beach 70 62 56 13,647
189 Elm Park 70 60 47 4,594
190 New Brighton 69 63 41 10,494
191 Throgs Neck 69 53 45 33,641
192 City Island 68 36 63 4,307
193 Castleton Corners 67 58 42 3,403
194 Graniteville 67 59 46 11,295
195 Co-Op City 67 75 48 35,450
196 Glen Oaks 67 59 44 12,540
197 Manor Heights 67 50 41 7,495
198 Howard Beach 66 63 58 26,240
199 New Dorp Beach 66 61 46 6,298
200 Rockaway Beach 65 58 66 35,942
201 Grasmere 65 69 45 5,993
202 Rosedale 65 62 49 26,160
203 Sunnyside 65 60 39 4,822
204 Concord 64 66 40 7,293
205 Eltingville 64 61 45 22,910
206 Country Club 63 62 48 4,522
207 Great Kills 63 56 46 27,953
208 Bulls Head 63 58 52 13,820
209 Douglaston 61 54 37 14,120
210 Brookville 61 67 47 9,830
211 Richmond Town 61 49 45 2,489
212 Mariners Harbor 61 54 41 15,325
213 Gerritsen Beach 60 60 50 7,199
214 Grymes Hill 60 62 23 5,252
215 Silver Lake 60 58 35 2,805
216 Emerson Hill 59 56 33 5,387
217 Tottenville 57 54 40 14,635
218 Fort Wadsworth 56 62 48 2,376
219 Spencer Estates 56 69 50 3,578
220 Ocean Breeze 55 57 49 2,626
221 Alley Park 54 57 44 547
222 Oakwood 53 60 43 11,991
223 Travis - Chelsea 53 44 46 2,948
224 Rossville 52 44 46 9,847
225 Willowbrook 51 49 39 9,688
226 New Springville 50 56 44 20,741
227 Pleasant Plains 49 51 43 3,603
228 Prince's Bay 48 46 49 6,342
229 Huguenot 48 49 41 8,671
230 Sea Gate 47 1 47 4,638
231 Bay Terrace 47 60 43 4,457
232 Annadale 46 52 40 10,021
233 Todt Hill 45 52 27 2,003
234 Broad Channel 45 64 47 2,412
235 Fort Hamilton 43 52 57 763
236 Woodrow 41 47 44 10,780
237 Greenridge 38 57 33 9,021
238 Arden Heights 38 44 35 10,460
239 Bloomfield 36 54 38 513
240 Lighthouse Hill 35 46 21 1,766
241 Charleston 34 35 37 2,002
242 Randalls-Wards Island 28 66 62 1,625
243 Rikers Island 1 23 25 10,681

Eating & Drinking

There are about 22,757 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in New York.

People in New York can walk to an average of 8 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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Brass Monkey

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Espresso 77

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thumbnail for Olde BrooklynAt the intersection of Greene and Washington, you will find yourself in the heart of the #ClintonHill residential section. This part of Brooklyn is rich in history and culture which is why locals refer to it as the "Olde Brooklyn".

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Transit Score of New York, NY

New York has Excellent Transit

Transit is convenient for most trips. Find New York apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

New York has excellent public transportation and about 478 bus, 20 rail and 24 subway lines.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from New York on public transit.

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New York has about 721 car shares from RelayRides, Zipcar, Hertz On Demand and Enterprise CarShare.

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Citi Bike: Atlantic Av & Furman St

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Joyce Theater

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COLUMBIA ST - KANE ST

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Espresso 77

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Indian Accessories Stand

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Travers Park

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Bike Score of New York, NY

New York is Bikeable

Some bike infrastructure.

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Bike sharing is available from Citi Bike.

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Owls Head Park

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Robert F Wagner Junior Park

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The High Line

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Federal Reserve Bank of New York

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Barclays Towers

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Battery Park City

thumbnail for Christopher ParkStreet performers can usually be seen in front of Christopher Park. Today, electric guitar and violin performance by the Troublenotes.

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Battery Park City

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City Hall Park

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New York City Battery Park War Memorial

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Battery Park

thumbnail for Owls Head ParkDo you like long walks by the water? Picnicking in summertime and sledding in the winter? We have the perfect match for you! No, this isn't a personal ad; it's Owl's Head Park. The spacious property in #BayRidge Brooklyn contains rolling hills, peaceful, meandering pathways, and breathtaking views of the New York skyline and striking Verrazano Narrows Bridge.

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on Owls Head Park

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Bay Ridge Architecture

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Union Church Of Bay Ridge: Church Office

thumbnail for Robert F Wagner Junior ParkAdmire the views of the Statue of Liberty and New York Harbor from Robert F. Wagner Park, one of the many parks in Battery Park City. Visit the Museum of Jewish Heritage, or just enjoy the grass and gardens.

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on Robert F Wagner Junior Park

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