12. Reno, NV
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Percent of workers who live <10 min. from work: 13.6%Mean one-way commute: 20.4 minutesCommuter profile: Car: 87.8%, Public transit: 2.3%, Walk: 3.1%, Bicycle: 1.3%Median home value: $328,700Median rent (2br): $972
Reno is known for more than its gambling and entertainment industries. Close proximity to natural landscapes like Lake Tahoe, Tahoe National Forest, and Mount Rose mean that adventurous folks can enjoy skiing, hiking, swimming, and other outdoor activities year-round. Reno has the highest median home value on this list, at $328,700, but it also boasts a short 20.4-minute mean commute time.