Anything your LBS carries will be a reasonable brand.
The mass-production “quality” stuff might be. . .
Trek, Raleigh, Specialized, Giant, Cannondale, Felt. . .
This Trek bike is $260.
This one is $230.
I selected both of the lowest models within each class. You can click on the links up the left side to see the increase in price and the differences in features. Those are both going to be good bikes for a few miles on paved roads. The have the mountain bike type handlebars, but are built for comfort.
As you get more expensive, you’ll get better components. The hubs, the derailleurs, the shifters, the brakes should last longer and may be lighter.
The wheels get better as you go up. . .better materials, lighter.
The hubs and spokes on those Treks will last a lot longer than that Huffy. It will be in better adjustment when you get it from the LBS. If there are problems, they will know how to fix it.