It might take a few transfers and some trip planning, but East Los Angeles is connected to most of Southern California, just through public transit. The L.A. Metro Gold Line cuts right through the city of 126,000.
Redfin ranked the best mid-size cities for public transit, based on the Transit Score metric from Walk Score. In this case, mid-size cities contain between 100,000 and 300,000 people.
Other cities on the list include Cambridge, Mass., Jersey City, N.J., Alexandria, Va., and Buffalo, N.Y.
“Although most Buffalonians don’t see themselves as living in a community that’s known for its public transportation, this ranking recognizes some important progress that’s been made toward making it easier and more convenient to live in and get around Buffalo,” said Lesley Lannan, Redfin real estate agent in Buffalo. “With the year-round popularity of Canalside along the waterfront, always-popular sporting and music events at the Arena and the growing number of restaurants and entertainment venues downtown, more folks from the northern suburbs and other parts of the city are relying on the convenience of the Metro Rail and avoiding traffic congestion and parking hassles.”