11. Winston-Salem, NC
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Percent of workers who live <10 min. from work: 13.9%Mean one-way commute: 21.4 minutesCommuter profile: Car: 90.2%, Public transit: 1.4%, Walk: 2.1%, Bicycle: 0.3%Median home value: $146,300Median rent (2br): $739
Winston-Salem balances its large population with a sprawling suburban feel. Because much of the city is spread out, commuters largely choose driving over walking or biking. The nearby Salem Lake offers ample opportunities for outdoor fun, including fishing and a seven-mile running trail. Winston-Salem is also home to the prestigious Wake Forest University and the West End Historic District.