What a house costs: $424,044
Its smart growth policy is the best in the nation. And it’s a biking capital whose gobikeboulder.net helps cyclists find routes around town.
PALO ALTO, CA
What a house costs: $1,343,778
At the forefront of the green technology wave with venture capitalists like Kleiner Perkins and eco-innovators like Ausra (solar energy).
SALT LAKE CITY
Salt Lake City Population: 180,651
What a house costs: $284,401
Okay, it’s not small, but SLC has received about every available accolade for its green policies, including its e2 Citizen program to help address climate change.
What a house costs: $499,000
The Truckee Climate Action Network’s "Keep Truckee Cool" campaign encourages residents to install 1,000 solar roofs by 2013.