8. Omaha, NE
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Percent of workers who live <10 min. from work: 14.5%Mean one-way commute: 18.3 minutesCommuter profile: Car: 90.5%, Public transit: 1.4%, Walk: 2.7%, Bicycle: 0.2%Median home value: $157,100Median rent (2br): $947
Omaha is part of an area known as “Silicon Prairie,” the Midwestern hub for tech innovation and entrepreneurship. Culturally, Omaha has a thriving music scene, with festivals and live entertainment offered year-round. Anyone living outside of the downtown area is likely dependent on using a car for commuting, due to limited bus service and few bike lanes.