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Old 04-23-2016, 07:56 AM
 
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i searched cheapest places to live don't have public transportation.
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Old 04-23-2016, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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Top tier: Philly, Chicago.

Second tier: Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Minneapolis
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Old 04-23-2016, 08:07 AM
 
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Cleveland, Buffalo, St. Louis and Pittsburgh may be the best bets. For bigger areas, Chicago, Philadelphia and perhaps Atlanta would relatively work.
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Old 04-23-2016, 10:30 AM
 
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For both a low cost of living and good public transit hands down I would say Cleveland which has a very extensive well used system with a heavy rail line, two light rail lines, two bus rapid transit lines, trolleys and of course traditional bus routes.

Overview: Facts about the Greater Cleveland RTA | Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
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Old 04-28-2016, 01:55 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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I vote Pittsburgh or Cleveland.
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Old 04-28-2016, 03:43 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Depends on what form of public transportation. Most cities, even small ones, have some form of bus routes.

Pittsburgh has a high COL ($1000 for 1br) and no future plans for expansion of it's light rail system. We can't even get politicians to approve a BRT.

For light rail lines check out Cleveland.
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Old 04-28-2016, 07:26 AM
 
Location: NYC/CLE
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Top tier: Philly, Chicago.

Second tier: Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Minneapolis
I would agree with this list except add Cleveland and St. Louis.
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Old 04-28-2016, 08:17 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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Along with the other mentions, there are also Denver and Salt Lake City. While neither are particularly cheap, especially Denver, they also aren't that expensive among cities with fairly easy to use mass transit systems.
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Old 04-28-2016, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Cleveland hands down. You can live basically right next to light rail and heavy rail lines and pay 700/month for an entire home in a decent area (my friend currently does this just off of Larchmere, near Shaker Square rapid station and lives by herself).
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Old 04-28-2016, 02:21 PM
 
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Cleveland, Buffalo, St. Louis and Pittsburgh may be the best bets. For bigger areas, Chicago, Philadelphia and perhaps Atlanta would relatively work.
Here is the Buffalo system map: Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) - Metro - System Maps


You can also get a street view of areas near the rail stops.

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