The most walkable neighborhoods in Atlanta

by Rincey Abraham

While Atlanta is not a city known for its walkability, there are pockets throughout the metro that are desirable for residents who want ample walkability and easy transit access.

According to Walk Score, Atlanta is a car-dependent city with a walk score of 49. It is the 21st-most walkable large city in the country, with a transit score of 44 and a bike score of 50.

However, there are many areas of Atlanta that received a high walk score, especially compared to the rest of the city.

At the top of the list is Georgia State University, which Walk Score categorizes as a neighborhood, with a walk score of 97. It also has a bike score of 82 and a transit score of 77. Both Peachtree Center and Buckhead Village received a walk score of 91, followed by Sweet Auburn, which has a walk score of 90.

Atlantic Station ranks the highest for biking, with a score of 87, while South Downtown ranks the highest in transit with a score of 79.

See the top 10 most-walkable neighborhoods in the city of Atlanta:

Rank

Name Walk Score Transit Score Bike Score Population
1 Georgia State University 97 77 82 1,040
2 Peachtree Center 91 73 77 2,618
3 Buckhead Village 91 42 66 1,604
4 Sweet Auburn 90 63 80 1,828
5 South Downtown 89 79 81 1,851
6 Midtown 88 61 76 16,790
7 SoNo 88 66 78 1,647
8 Inman Park 84 58 81 3,983
9 Castleberry Hill 84 74 78 1,204
10 Old Fourth Ward 82 51 79 10,496