Let’s acknowledge it: There aren’t many lists available of the nation’s most favorable places to live for people with disabilities. Type “disability friendly cities” into Google, and New Mobility’s 1997 article on the subject is one of the first links you get. In 2010 the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation published their own list of the top 20 most livable cities for wheelchair users, with places as geographically and culturally diverse as Albuquerque, Orlando and Seattle — but the Reeve Foundation says this list is outdated. And the National Organization on Disability no longer runs its Top 10 Friendliest City contest, either.
One reason lists like these aren’t all that common is because it is hard to rank what seem to be tangible, easily quantifiable factors — plentiful rehab facilities, accessible transportation and housing, wheelchair-friendly cl