Redfin Names the Best Cities for Living Without a Car

Redfin Compiled Walk Score Rankings to Find Top 10 U.S. Cities
with the Highest Bike, Walk and Transit Scores

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Proximity to restaurants, grocery stores, parks and jobs are some of the
key perks of urban living, especially if those destinations are
accessible without a car. Redfin (,
the next-generation real estate brokerage, compiled the latest Walk
Score rankings to see which U.S. cities with populations greater than
300,000 have the highest composite Walk Score, Transit Score and Bike
Score rankings. These are places where you could forgo having a car and
still be able to get around town in a variety of ways, whether it be by
foot, bike or public transit. And while not all cities are created
equal, each of these 10 cities has infrastructure to support a car-free

Even though San Francisco takes second place in every category (walking,
biking and transit) its overall score is the highest in the nation. This
isn’t a surprise to Redfin agents. “It’s true that most people in San
Francisco don’t own cars. It’s said that if you want to own a home that
has parking, plan on adding about $300,000 to the cost of your home,”
said Redfin real estate agent Mia Simon. “The good news is that nearly
every neighborhood in San Francisco is walkable and the BART and MUNI
can basically get you anywhere you need to go. It’s very common for
prospective buyers to schedule a series of home tours and travel between
tours on foot and via public transit to get a feel for what life would
be like at their new home without a car.”

Here’s the full ranking of the 10 best cities for living without a car:

1. San Francisco, California
2. New York, New York
3. Boston,
4. Washington, D.C.
5. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Chicago, Illinois
7. Minneapolis, Minnesota
8. Miami, Florida
Seattle, Washington
10. Oakland, California

To read the full report, complete with more information on each city,
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