by Cindy McCoy

When New Mobility researched friendly cities, we looked for the things that really count when wheels are your constant companion: affordable and accessible housing, transportation, quality medical care, personal assistance services and strong advocacy. With these assets, crime rates may be negotiable.

We began with the front-runners from other lists, then used telephone interviews and surveys to sound out independent living centers and local residents. Each city was given a numerical rating based on quality of services and environmental factor