We always slightly roll our eyes at rankings like these, but regardless Walk Score recently released their 2014 national rankings. Chicago was ranked the 6th most walkable city in the country (behind NY, SF, Boston, Philly and Miami).
Specifically looking at our neighborhood, Printers Row came in at 2nd place, Dearborn Park came in at 29th and the South Loop came in at 34th. Other surrounding neighborhoods include The Loop (4th), Chinatown (24th), Pilsen (38th) and University Village/Little Italy (53rd).
In 2011, Printers Row was ranked the number 1 most walkable neighborhood in Chicago. We must be slipping.
Here is a list of the top 40: