7. Buffalo, NY
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Percent of workers who live <10 min. from work: 14.6%Mean one-way commute: 21.4 minutesCommuter profile: Car: 77.6%, Public transit: 12.3%, Walk: 5.3%, Bicycle: 1.2%Median home value: $92,700Median rent (2br): $683
Buffalo, a large city in upstate New York, is located close to the Canadian border. An intrepid 5.3 percent of commuters walk to work in this city known for its snowfall and cold temperatures. Commuters in Buffalo are also more likely than commuters in other cities on this list to take public transit, due to the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority’s reliable and frequent bus and metro services. At $683, Buffalo has the lowest median rent on this list for a two-bedroom apartment.