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Old 03-12-2007, 02:14 PM
 
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What (affordable) cities are the best for living downtown and walking to work/shops/stores with necessities? Do any exist other than NYC, Boston, etc., which are far too expensive?
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Old 03-12-2007, 02:15 PM
 
Location: on an island
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Try a search (middle top of your screen) using the words "walkable" or "walkability;" this has been discussed before in this forum.
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Old 03-12-2007, 02:54 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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What (affordable) cities are the best for living downtown and walking to work/shops/stores with necessities? Do any exist other than NYC, Boston, etc., which are far too expensive?


Living in downtown NYC is affordable?
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Old 03-12-2007, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Tri-Cities WA
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It depends what you consider affordable. Seattle and Portland are both FANTASTIC cities for walking, but I dont know if they are "affordable"... compared to NYC they are.
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Old 03-12-2007, 03:10 PM
 
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Default Philadelphia

Center City, which is what locals call Philadelphia's downtown, is a walkable two square miles. By Northeastern standards, Philly has an affordable cost of living, at least compared to NYC, DC and Boston.
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Old 03-12-2007, 04:18 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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It depends what you consider affordable. Seattle and Portland are both FANTASTIC cities for walking, but I dont know if they are "affordable"... compared to NYC they are.


I was actually very surprised when I looked at property listings in Portland, especially how reasonable some house barges were, I just don't think I'd do well given the lack of sunny days from what I read
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Old 03-13-2007, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Burlington VT
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Burlington VT has won all sorts of awards for this and related aspects. There's a thread at the Vermont section of the board called What's so great about VT, at which I've posted some of the many awards.
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Old 03-13-2007, 03:01 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Can anyone offer an opinion on Asheville NC as a walkable city?
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Old 03-13-2007, 03:10 PM
 
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Philly, san fran, nyc, dc, charleston savannah, are walkable and nice
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Old 03-14-2007, 11:14 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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New Orleans is actually.
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