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Hollywood Ranks No. 6 on 'Walkability' Among 95 LA Communities

A pedestrian friendliness evaluation by Walk Score gives the area high marks based on proximity to amenities.

It's no surprise to those of us who live and work in Hollywood that our neighborhood is quite pedestrian friendly. After all, we are home to the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

But just how high do we measure compared with other communities within the city of Los Angeles?

According to a study by Walk Score, Hollywood's flatland neighborhoods rank No. 6 among 95 communities in Los Angeles. 

Hollywood is "very walkable" with an average Walk Score of 87, according to the evaluation. Hollywood has 144,481 people or 4 percent of Los Angeles' population, according to the data the group gathered.

Based on the study, Hollywood is similar in walkability to Chinatown and Sawtelle.

For residents living in the Hollywood Hills, the study ranks the community No. 59.

This neighborhood is "somewhat walkable" with an average Walk Score of 60, according to the evaluation. Hollywood Hills has 32,456 people or 0.9 percent of Los Angeles' population, based on the data the group gathered.

The study observed Hollywood Hills is similar in walkability to Northridge and Crenshaw.

Downtown Los Angeles ranked the highest among the 95 neighborhoods on the list.

Overall, Los Angeles ranks 66 out of 2,500 large cities included in the study. West Hollywood ranked No. 1 among California cities.

The evaluation is based on an algorithm that factors the distance of individual addresses to nearby amenities. The study defines neighborhood boundaries according to Zillow.com and weights the score giving consideration to population density based on data from the 2010 U.S. Census.

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