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Old 07-06-2017, 04:08 PM
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Even if you find one of the rare walkable neighborhoods in a sprawling city, you're gonna have trouble getting to other neighborhoods since the public transit will be lacking. I guess you could take Ubers to other neighborhoods but that can get expensive. You're better off moving to a purely walking city IMO and just buying the monthly subway pass.
I agree with this. I used to live in Raleigh, and I lived in a walkable area, but still needed a car to get around elsewhere. Some places like that are good if you want to go car lite, but not so much if you want to ditch the car entirely.
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Old 08-16-2017, 05:56 PM
 
Location: The Gold Coast, Chicago
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I agree with this. I used to live in Raleigh, and I lived in a walkable area, but still needed a car to get around elsewhere. Some places like that are good if you want to go car lite, but not so much if you want to ditch the car entirely.
Definitely.
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Old 08-16-2017, 06:09 PM
 
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Boston is walkable ,plenty of train service except if it snows over a foot..
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Old 08-16-2017, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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Boston, not driving a car there is a blessing.
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Old 08-16-2017, 07:21 PM
 
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Like the OP, I am also looking for a place where I can get by on public transit and without a car. Unlike the OP however, i have a low tolerance for cold places with a lot of snow etc. (e.g. much of the East Coast and the Mid West). San Francisco would be good from the transportation angle, but it is ABSOLUTELY UNAFFORDABLE for me. Does anybody have a suggestion for me?
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Old 08-16-2017, 08:12 PM
 
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Providence, RI
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Old 08-16-2017, 08:21 PM
 
Location: DFW
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Davis, CA but you'll need to bike.
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Old 08-16-2017, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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Like the OP, I am also looking for a place where I can get by on public transit and without a car. Unlike the OP however, i have a low tolerance for cold places with a lot of snow etc. (e.g. much of the East Coast and the Mid West). San Francisco would be good from the transportation angle, but it is ABSOLUTELY UNAFFORDABLE for me. Does anybody have a suggestion for me?
The best carless cities in the south are all a tier or two below the ones being discussed here. If you're seeking affordability, warmth, and carless living then be ready to compromise on convenience quite a bit.

Atlanta would be at the top of my list. Dallas next. Charlotte, Houston, Phoenix are some places to consider but I don't have enough familiarity to say anything with certainty. Miami in its desirable walkable areas isnt all that affordable but it might be an option as well as it's not as costly as SF.
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Old 08-17-2017, 01:03 AM
 
Location: Point Loma, San Diego, CA
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Of course I'm not suggesting San Diego is a candidate for this, but I just wanted to share that I've gone %100 public transit here outside of driving to work and it is surprisingly doable. If you're a San Diegan and you force yourself to do this you'll appreciate how good our system is compared to most places. $5 for a day Metro pass can go a long way. You lose time yes, but bring a book and and it wasn't wasted.
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Old 08-17-2017, 05:14 AM
 
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I haven't owned a car in Chicago for over 20 years and don't miss it a bit.
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