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While some people love to get behind the wheel of their car and drive, others dread having to go anywhere in their vehicle, and where you live could play a role in which side of that opinion you fall on.

  • WalletHub has just come out with their picks for the Best and Worst Cities to Drive In.
  • They looked at 100 of the largest U.S. cities on 30 factors of driver-friendliness in areas like cost of ownership and maintenance, traffic and infrastructure, safety and access to vehicles and maintenance.
  • Those factors include gas prices, annual hours of traffic delays, cost of a new car, average commute time and more.
  • Overall, Raleigh, North Carolina tops the list as the best city to drive in, scoring a 67.52, and landing at four for cost of ownership and maintenance and six for safety.
  • When it comes to traffic and infrastructure, Birmingham, Alabama, is the best city for drivers, while Greensboro, North Carolina is tops for cost of ownership and maintenance, Laredo, Texas is tops for safety, and Orlando, Florida is tops for access to vehicles and maintenance.

Well NC! We did good! However it’s not the piedmont that is representing!

Top Ten Best Cities To Drive In

  1. Raleigh, NC
  2. Lincoln, NE
  3. Greensboro, NC
  4. Winston-Salem, NC
  5. Corpus Christi, TX
  6. Boise, ID
  7. Jacksonville, FL
  8. Scottsdale, Arizona
  9. Tampa, FL
  10. Austin, TX
  • On the flipside, Oakland, California is the worst city to drive in, scoring just a 34.20, and landing at the very bottom for cost of ownership and in the bottom ten for safety.
  • When it comes to traffic and infrastructure, New York, New York is at the bottom of the barrel.

Ten Worst Cities To Drive In

  1. Oakland, CA
  2. Detroit, MI
  3. San Francisco, CA
  4. Philadelphia, PA
  5. New York, NY
  6. Chicago, IL
  7. Los Angeles, CA
  8. Baltimore, MD
  9. Washington, DC
  10. San Bernardino, CA

Click here to find out where your city falls on the list.

Source: WalletHub