Kari Lloyd
Renting with Disabilities Disabled Access Apartments

Finding the right place to live is tough, but it’s even harder when you have to take a disability into account in your search. If you have a disability, you’re not alone. According to a study by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 1 in 5 adults in the United States have a disability, with a mobility-related disability being the most common. So where should you start?

Fortunately, personal finance website, WalletHub, conducted a study to identify the cities with the most suitable living conditions for people with disabilities, using factors ranging from an economical standpoint, as well as health care opportunities and quality of life.

The Best Ranked Cities for People with Disabilities

Overall RankCity / StateTotal ScoreEconomy RankQuality of Life RankHealth Care Rank
1Overland Park, KS65.651781
2Scottsdale, AZ60.9423923
3Lincoln, NE58.7611414
4Gilbert, AZ57.4946327
5Peoria, AZ56.5164736
6Huntington Beach, CA56.0154337
7Honolulu, HI55.8065149
8Irvine, CA55.4974295
9Oklahoma City, OK54.8421626
10Chandler, AZ54.67105440
Click here to read WalletHub’s methodology for the project.

How Does Your Area Stack Up on the Scale?

Source: WalletHub

According to the data, Overland Park, KS is number one, followed by Scottsdale, AZ, Lincoln, NE, Gilbert, AZ and Peoria, AZ. When it comes to the top ranking areas, Arizona appears to be ahead of the game in offering opportunities and accessibility to disabled people.

You can read WalletHub’s full study here.

How to Find an Apartment with Access for People with Disabilities

Are you currently looking for an apartment with disabled access? You can easily find one on ApartmentGuide.com. Simply enter the location you're looking for, required rooms and price range and then click More to be given the More Options button. You'll find Disability Access under Additional Amenities.



About The Author

Kari Lloyd has been a freelance writer for over 15 years. A Chicago native and recent transplant to Atlanta, Kari spent 10 years living in London, UK where she worked as a music journalist and restaurant reviewer.