@ FrameMaker- One of the most important things to consider when moving to a new city is if it will fit with your lifestyle preferences. For many younger couples, singles, and work minded professionals prefer walk-able neighborhoods. There are many great cities that cater to the needs of residents without a car more than those with a car. Indexes exist that rank cities on walk-ability. These cities feature somewhat sustainable built environments that focus on pedestrian and transit oriented zones.
Some of the highest-ranking cities are San Francisco, New York, Seattle, Chicago, and Washington DC. The site "Walk Score" lists the top forty walk-able cities as well as ranks every city in every state. You can examine the criterion that makes a city walk-able, as well as check out the amenities within walking distance (1 mile) in any neighborhood.