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I've decided I'm most likely getting a 24" BMX bike.

24" BMX bike (a "cruiser")

Most BMX bikes are have 20" wheels. This makes the whole bike smaller, which makes it much more nimble and easy to whip around. Unfortunately, 20" BMX bikes are unsuitable for commuting any sort of distance, both because the seat position is set up wrong (BMX seats aren't intended to be sat on much), and because the gearing is so low.

A BMX bike designed around 24" tires is somewhat of a comprimise between a 26" mountain bike and a 20" BMX bike. 24" BMX bikes are still small enough to do some tricks (maybe not as easy as you can on a 20", but easier than a 26" bike), but are a little more comfortable at travelling longer distances.

the lay of the land