Whether you run or you drive, there are many reasons you might want to take stock of the number of miles over the streets you use. 1 metre is equal to 0.00062137119223733 mile, or 0.012427423844747 city blocks. For example, in San Francisco the block size is 420 feet by 275 feet, so the number of blocks in a mile depends on which direction you’re headed. In this area, there are 20 city blocks per mile. So 13.2 blocks would equal 1 mile. Blocks in Philadelphia's Center City average 400 to 500 feet, so there are 10.56 to 13.2 Philadelphia city blocks in a mile. While these are standard estimates, the true number varies based on the city. It is estimated that there are 16 or 17 city blocks in one mile. Note that rounding errors may occur, so always check the results. Thanks and it is good to be back. How many NYC blocks are in one mile? Goggle maps says that 2600 Asbury Ave (26th street) to 3600 Asbury (36th street) is 1.1 mile, so looks like approx 10 blocks. From Street to street, it’s 20 blocks to a mile. And in Portland, Oregon, the block size is just 200 feet. How many city blocks in 1 mile? Engineers typically use the estimate that one city block is equal to 100,000 square feet. So if I walk 2 miles how many city blocks did I cover? Help me out here city dopers. It’s easier to determine in Manhattan since all the blocks here are designed on a numbered grid. The answer is 20. It depends on wether you mean street blocks or the much-longer avenue blocks. There are 5,280 feet in a mile. Read the answer for both, and learn how the Commissioners' Plan of 1811 laid out Manhattan in a grid, on One Block Over, the StreetEasy Blog. Sounds like it should be under 2 miles (1 7/8). The blocks in Northeast Philadelphia and Northwest Philadelphia tend to be much longer than the blocks in Center City. We assume you are converting between city block [East U.S.] and mile. It is helpful in reducing gas consumption and clocking speed. Baron March 11, 2002, 4:19pm #2. In parts of Denver, there are 16 blocks per mile from east to west and eight blocks per mile from north to south. So from say, 40th and 3rd avenue to 60th and 3rd, it’s one single mile. You can view more details on each measurement unit: city blocks or mile The SI base unit for length is the metre. This equates to 26.4 blocks in a mile. Cities are not always consistent in the size of blocks. 1 metre is equal to 0.012427423844747 city blocks, or 0.00062137119223733 mile. In New York City, for example, one block between the avenues is typically the size of three city blocks. So to find out how many city blocks would equal a mile, simply divide 5,280 feet by the number of feet in a block in any given city. The size of blocks is not the same throughout the city. Use this page to learn how to convert between miles and city blocks. City blocks can range from 200 all the way to 900 feet on one side. Depends where you live but in Manhattan the blocks are 900 ft. long so 900 x 11 / 5280 (ft/mi) ~1.875. From the time of the ancient Roman grid systems, there have been super blocks around sports coliseums. Finally, to complicate things even further some cities have rectangular blocks rather than square. In NYC, 20 city blocks make up a mile, so it’s 264 feet or 88 yards. In Tucson, Ariz., for example, blocks are 400 feet long. If you are in the country 0.5 miles might be only half a block. 0.5 miles will be about a block in the city. I’m sure there are others, but the only place I know of that has a measured standard is New York City.