walk·​able | \ ˈwȯ-kə-bəl How to pronounce walkable (audio) \

Definition of walkable

: capable of or suitable for being walked a very walkable city a walkable distance

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Pro-tip: Six are located in downtown Scottsdale, creating a walkable wine trail among them. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "Want to learn more about wine? These 12 Phoenix tasting rooms can help," 19 June 2019 Anne Marie Hennessey, who along with her husband, Michael, have run White Wolf Cafe for 28 years, hopes the apartments’ proximity to the main drag will create a more walkable area. Caroline Glenn, orlandosentinel.com, "Ivanhoe Village merchants ‘excited and terrified’ to see how new apartments change the neighborhood," 7 June 2019 Residents take full-advantage of New Canaan's walkable downtown. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian, "The 15 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2019," 6 June 2019 Situated at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Bedford is a walkable and charming town of 19th-century structures filled with antique stores and art galleries. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian, "The 15 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2019," 6 June 2019 The walkable community has three downtown districts, each with a train station for commuter rail service to Chicago, home to the headquarters... Jessica Flint, WSJ, "Winnetka Is An Expensive Slice of Americana," 14 Mar. 2019 The standards further state the overarching goal is for future development and redevelopment to be more compact, walkable and connected and as a result more authentic and more sustainable. Karen Huppertz, ajc, "Norcross adopts architectural design standards," 26 Apr. 2018 Amazon prides itself on its urban Seattle locations being walkable and bikable, and a more suburban city like Atlanta may contradict that spirit. Patrick Clark, Houston Chronicle, "How Amazon's 20 contenders stack up," 18 Jan. 2018 Across the Missouri River from Omaha, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, a barren stretch of riverbank is being turned into a walkable area with residential towers, offices and green spaces. Cecilie Rohwedder, WSJ, "The Latest Housing Hotspot: Downtown and by the River," 6 Dec. 2018

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1736, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of walkable

: suitable for walking

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