George Washington University recently published a study naming the nation’s most walkable cities. These cities attract talented young professionals, who are drawn to urban spaces in which the major business and retail areas can be traversed by foot.
Pittsburgh ranked 9th in the nation. Patrick Lynch, research and development manager for the George Washington University Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis, said Pittsburgh could see its ranking drop in the future.
“That [drop] is mainly due to the fact that premiums for office rents in walkable places in Pittsburgh were a bit less than we found in some other cities," he said.