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30 Easiest Cities to Get Around

These are the best places for the 50+ to keep it moving

EMP Museum, Seattle

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The Space Needle, monorail and EMP Museum in Seattle

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Memo to the Beach Boys: Getting around these days doesn’t mean driving up and down the same old strip. Cities with a variety of transit options do well in the Livability Index’s transportation category. San Francisco scores high for trips on foot; Buffalo, N.Y., for its safe streets; and Hoboken, N.J., for how little residents spend on transportation.

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(Population 500K and above)    

San Francisco


New York



Portland, Ore.


Washington, D.C.




(100K - 500K)                         

Buffalo, N.Y.

Cambridge, Mass.


Allentown, Pa.

Erie, Pa.

St. Paul, Minn.

Providence, R.I.

Jersey City, N.J.

Boulder, Colo.

Fort Wayne, Ind.


(25K - 100K)             

Hoboken, N.J.

La Crosse, Wis.

Union City, N.J.

West New York, N.J.

Superior, Wis.

Blacksburg, Va.

Duluth, Minn.

West Lafayette, Ind.

Urbana, Ill.

Town of Tonawanda, N.Y.

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