Nearly three-quarters of Denver’s new homes outscore the city’s average walk score

That places Denver eighth among the top 10 cities where new construction is more walkable than average.

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Pedestrians on Colfax. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Pedestrians on Colfax. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Blame it on the millennials. Redfin finds that 73 percent of Denver’s new homes in 2016 scored higher than the city walk score of 60.

Now to be fair, a score of 60 is only “somewhat walkable.”

But hey, that places Denver eighth among the top 10 cities where new construction is more walkable than average. In case you’re wondering what it took to get to the top, a whopping 91 percent of new homes built in Philadelphia had walk scores above 78.

We might have a chance of catching up. According to a report from Smart Growth America, the Denver metro area is adding walkable urban development almost 2.5 faster than in its more car-dependent suburban areas.

Then again, one of the report’s authors said Denver can’t rest on its laurels. Quick, grab your walking shoes!

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