1. New York/White Plains/Wayne, N.Y.-N.J.

2. San Francisco/San Mateo/Redwood City, Calif.

3. Atlantic City/ Hammonton, N.J.

4. Santa Barbara/Santa Maria/Goleta, Calif.

5. Champaign/Urbana, Ill.

6. Santa Cruz/ Watsonville, Calif.

7. Trenton/Ewing, N.J.

8. Miami/Miami Beach/ Kendall, Fla.

9. Springfield, Ill.

10. Santa Ana/Anaheim/ Irvine, Calif.

Source: Smart Growth America

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