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Old 11-08-2011, 04:28 PM
 
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Without reading that article, I would imagine three of those cities to be New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. All convenient in terms of lack of need for a car, but extremely expensive. The car can go, but something will always take its place in terms of expenses.
Chicago is not extremely expensive. DC/SF/Boston/NYC/LA/SD are all quite a bit pricier. It's the most expensive city in the midwest, but for good reason. It is cheap compared to it's national coastal peers in the NE and California however, which makes it a really good option for people. In terms of giant metropolis goes, it's #2 IMO behind NYC. Downsides could be weather and it's location, but with easy and affordable airport access, that can be minimized.
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Old 11-09-2011, 04:50 PM
 
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(When I first moved into DC, I had no car for the first few years (left it in another state), but I had no problems ever getting to places I want to go. I go to NYC often and either catch Megabus or ride Acela. The DC Metro gets me everywhere I want to go. There have been a few times that I needed to get to Montgomerey County, MD (Gaithersburg) and I could just hop the train down to Union Station and ride the MARC train up to Gaithersburg. I can also get to Reagan/DCA Airport and BWI (Baltimore's Int'l airport) by DC Metro and MARC train. DC Metro is in the process of building the Silver Line which runs all the way to Dulles Int'l Airport. I've taken MARC train up to Baltimore and hopped on the B-More Metro a couple of times. AND I had an account with Zipcar, and I actually started using it often when I found that I had to start being in Southern Maryland a lot. After that, I bought a car and frankly, I wish I had never bought that stupid car! I was just in the city without a car, and I HATE driving! Traffic sucks (especially on DC freeways and goind down to Southern Maryland). Parking also sucks! Everywhere I go, the city is raising the parking meter prices (YES, PARKING METER PRICES!!!) AND DC takes parking enforcement SO SERIOUSLY!!! Anybody want a car?

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