If you are doing a lot of city commuting, in my opinion, most cruisers are a bit large for the task. A small adventure bike like the DL650 is probably much more suited to that job. Your height, however, is a possible issue with the v-strom. As stated earlier, the cb500x is lower and a "vertically challenged" friend of mine loves his. He also owns a Ducati and had a Road King. I know this is a V-Strom forum and I LOVE mine, but there are other bikes you may want to consider.
Here are two "cruisers" that may get it done for you:
Kawasaki Vulcan S (seat height 27.8 inches)
Honda ctx700 (seat height 28.3 inches)
The Honda can be had with a slick DCT transmission for easy commuting duties but is a bit down on power.
The Kawasaki has a little more giddy-up but will not be as smooth riding as the Honda.
Both of these bikes are smaller than a big cruiser and allow for more nimble riding.
There are a lot of bikes to suit all kinds of people, don't get hung up on the GLORIOUS V-Strom! PS - for mostly commuting in town the 650 is a great bike, the 1000 is a lot of bike and you have not been riding long.
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What I ride now:
2013 Honda GoldWing (The Lady)
2014 V-strom 650 (The Mistress)
Previously: 07 Ultra Classic, 95 Softail, 80 gs450l