Top transit cities: New York, San Francisco and DC rank in top 5

Study compiled data from 805 agencies, 543,787 stop locations and 15,070 routes
  • New York ranked no. 1 for the best performance of its transit score by AllTransit.
  • AllTransit breaks down a city's commuter and transit score on a granular level, looking at census blocks and data ranging from health to economy.
  • San Francisco, D.C. and Chicago also made the list, ranking no. 2, no. 4 and no. 6, respectively.

Finding the perfect place to call home for city dwellers goes well beyond the structure they are purchasing. Access to transit and commute time are often top concerns for homebuyers in major cities, making knowledge of the local transit information as important as ever for agents. AllTransit by the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) is a database with transit information collected from 805 transit agencies in regions with a population of at least 100,000. Going well beyond the number of transit stops in a certain neighborhood, the platform measures by jobs, economy, health, equity, transit quality and mobility. And it gets even deeper than that. The platform measures access to jobs within a 30-minute transit ride, jobs within a half-mile of a transit stop, total commuters, cost as a percentage of income in the area, bike commuters and more. The scores are broken down by Census Block Groups, each of which is given and overall AllTranist Performance Score. New York...