while doing some research for myself, i found this: http://www.unconventionalideas.com/carfree.html here's the list. East Coast Baltimore Boston Buffalo New York City Philadelphia Pittsburgh Washington D.C. : downtown D.C., and anywhere in the immediate vicinity of a metro stop. Prime places to start your search include Arlington, VA, Old Town Alexandria, Silver Spring, MD, Bethesda MD, and Springfield, VA. New York City Midwest Chicago St Louis South Chapel Hill/Carrboro NC Houston: Montrose/Museum District California Los Angeles: Yes, believe it or not, even the "Emerald City" of car addiction has a place for non-conformists. It's the "Miracle Mile" neighborhood north of Wilshire Blvd between La Brea and Fairfax. Sacramento San Diego San Francisco Pacific Northwest Portland: downtown, North Portland, close-in Northeast and Southeast Portland, downtown Beaverton, and downtown Gresham are all great options. Since 2001, Portland has also had a state-of-the-art streetcar system in addition to the highly popular light rail. Seattle: there's a group called "Car-free Seattle" with an excellent website. This is definitely one of the best places in America to live without wheels. as a person that is really interested in living car free (i'm currently car free in florida, and have never owned a car or held a driver's license, so it won't be much of a problem for me, and thinking about moving to a car free area), i think this list is a good place to start for those thinking about a car free life.