Table Of Contents

10 Cities in California with the Shortest Commutes

By

|10 min read
California

There are many cities in California with a lot of different things to offer. Which city you live in can be influenced by many things. Maybe you grew up there and never left. Maybe you chose it for the lifestyle it offered. Or maybe your job chose it for you and you just had to pick the location with the shortest average commute time.

Whatever your reason, it’s likely that someone in your family is employed out of the home and will have to make the drive (or ride) to work at least a few days a week. A top priority for a lot of home buyers is keeping that trek as short as possible.

Though types of jobs and their locations vary widely, knowing how long the average commuter spends in transit can be an indicator of housing availability. If the average worker has a commute that is on the short end, it’s likely you can too! And if a low average commute time is what you are looking for, you may want to consider these cities. (Spoiler alert, Los Angeles isn’t on the list. The average commute in California’s largest city is 31.4 minutes).

Here are the cities in California that have the shortest average commute time. 

(Mean travel time to work for workers 16+, 2014-2018)

  1. Camp Pendleton, CA – 12.7 Minute Commute
  1. Mammoth Lakes, CA – 12.8 Minute Commute
  1. Eureka, CA – 13.1 Minute Commute
  1. Yreka, CA – 14.4 Minute Commute
  1. Stanford, CA – 14.5 Minute Commute
  1. Crescent City, CA – 14.6 Minute Commute
  1. Ridgecrest, CA – 14.7 Minute Commute
  1. Twentynine Palms, CA – 15 Minute Commute
  1. Grass Valey, CA – 15.2 Minute Commute

10. San Luis Obispo, CA – 15.8 Minute Commute

A short average commute time can be a big selling point for a lot of home buyers. If you are looking to relocate or buy a home nearby, these cities may be right for you if low average commute time is a priority. If you need help finding a real estate agent, search our directory for top agents in California, or search by zip code. Our services team is always happy to help!

Steph Matarazzo FastExpert Inc

Steph is the Marketing Director at FastExpert and has been working in the real estate data and research world for over three years. She is passionate about educating people on the real estate market and Excel spreadsheets. She lives on the East Coast with her family and recently purchased her own home.

You may also be interested in...

home selling timeline

The Complete Home Selling Timeline: How Long Does It Take To Sell a House?

Click here to browse our Real Estate Agent Directory and contact top-rated agents in your area! Before lis… read more

fastexpert top real estate agents 2024

FastExpert Top Real Estate Partners for 2024 | Nationwide

Top FastExpert Agents for 2024 Real estate agents in states all over the country did their best to ser… read more

buy home privately

What to Do When Someone Wants to Buy Your House Privately?

In a real estate market with limited supply, we've heard from many homeowners about increasing unsolicited of… read more

house in forbearance

Can I Sell My House While In Forbearance?

Times can get tough, and when that happens, making ends meet and paying your mortgage can seem impossible. Fo… read more

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *