14. Tulsa, OK
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Percent of workers who live <10 min. from work: 13.3%Mean one-way commute: 18.4 minutesCommuter profile: Car: 91.2%, Public transit: 0.4%, Walk: 1.8%, Bicycle: 0.2%Median home value: $139,700Median rent (2br): $845
The second-largest city in Oklahoma, Tulsa combines a low cost of living, including a median home value well below than national median, with an average commute time of 18.4 minutes. Tulsa is also known for more than its history as an oil capital. Nature-lovers will appreciate Tulsa’s location in the state’s bucolic “Green Country,” and hikers will love the nearby Osage Hills and the Ozark Mountains. The downtown district of Brookside hosts a vibrant nightlife and arts scene.