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Recent Study Places Miami As Best City for Quick Walkability 

Most South Floridians will tell you that living here without a car and having to rely on mass transportation won’t make your life extremely convenient, to say the least. But a new study rated Miami as the best city overall for walking 15 minutes. Citing the area’s highest scores for proximity to dining and parks, child care center density, school density and medical access, Miami received high marks for walk and bike convenience.

The term 15-minute city applies to cities with jobs, food, healthcare, schools, green spaces and community area within a 15-minute walk or bike ride of each other. The study was conducted by moveBuddha, a moving comparison site, which used commutability, social and physical health, childcare and education, medical health and safety and affordability to generate the rankings to determine the most likely areas to thrive in the future.

The Magic City came out just ahead of other major metropolitan areas like San Francisco (No. 2) and Boston (No. 4). While the high walkability score may be surprising, Miami’s poor ranking in affordability is par for the course for residents, unfortunately.

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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky

Editor-in-Chief

BIOGRAPHY

Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.