Top 10 Cities for Fresh College Graduates

After some careful research on job growth, happiness, opportunity, and nightlife, I’ve pinned down the top 10 cities for fresh college graduates to live, work and play.

Check out my video and the list, below…

#10 Houston, TX

  • Ranked #3 in the country for job growth
  • Opportunities for graduates with science and technical degrees
  • Lively nightlife

#9 Boston, MA

  • Lots of public transportation means no need for a car
  • Up-and-coming job market
  • Long, cold winters

#8 San Francisco, CA

  • Affordable housing
  • Growing job market
  • Nightlife and rich culture

#7 Austin, TX

  • 25% of the population is in their 20s.
  • Ranked one of the best upcoming areas in the country

#6 Atlanta, GA

  • Home to over 24 major corporation headquarters
  • Average starting salary of $40,000
  • Happiest suburbs in America

#5 Denver, CO

  • Affordable housing
  • Home to the happiest single professionals in the country
  • Ranked #4 in the U.S. for job growth

#4 Chicago, IL

  • Lots of entry-level jobs
  • Affordable housing
  • Great deep dish pizza

#3 Washington, D.C.

  • Great social scene
  • Highest concentration of college graduates in the country
  • Lots of government and university jobs

#2 Seattle, WA

  • Greenest, most sustainable city in America
  • High job growth and starting salaries
  • Lots of new college graduates

#1 New York, NY

  • Great nightlife
  • Lots of entry-level jobs
  • Possible commuting


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