Boston condo buyers: Today’s Friday the 13th
For those Boston Blog readers that are superstitious today is Friday the 13th.
But not all things wi the number 13 are bad, for example, Boston was ranked 13th city with the best parks in the country.
Every Bostonian lives within a 10-minute walk—or roughly a half-mile—of a public park, according to the 2019 ParkScore index from the Trust for Public Land.
The national nonprofit tracks park quality, investment, acreage, amenities, and accessibility in the annual survey (it released the most recent one in May 2022). Boston is only the second major U.S. city to achieve that accessibility milestone. San Francisco was the first.
Overall, Boston placed 13th among the nation’s 100 largest cities in terms of park quality, investment, acreage, accessibility, and amenities, including athletic features and restrooms. The city’s ParkScore was an aggregate 71.4 out of 100 and placed Boston in between Madison, Wisconsin, and St. Louis. The 13th-place finish
Source: Park score