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#1 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in Massachusetts
- Rating 4.31 out of 5 108 reviews
Current Resident: Cambridge is an amazing city to live in with it's high standards in regards to education, both primary and secondary, the amazing job opportunities that are offered in the technology sectors, as well as the great and often cheap public transportation as Cambridge is interconnected with the MBTA (The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority) public transit system. Unfortunately there isn't much to do at night beside going out for dining. There are a plethora of small businesses that offer amazing experiences to it's customers. However, the houses here are very expensive, often bein the the multi-millions. Cambridge has also been sufferings from gentrification as those who are living in the public housing are being moved constantly so that the buildings can be knocked down and rebuilt to be more modern and appealing to those who are moving into Cambridge.
- 116,632 Population
#2 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in California
- Rating 4.22 out of 5 865 reviews
Current Resident: Gorgeous architecture and history, incredible opportunities for all kinds of different activities in fields such as art, culture, various kinds of cuisines, numerous parks and of course, the beach, make San Francisco a multi-faceted city.
Needless to say, the city also has issues that it needs to work on; for example helping the homeless population, or making public transport more accessible, safe and clean.
Nevertheless, the city offers so much potential for ambitious and creative people, and is just all around welcoming to visitors and people from abroad.
Another unique aspect is the climate - San Francisco’s micro climates are mind baffling, even after several years of having lived here; one neighborhood might be chilly and overcast at around 50 degrees, while another district, not 5 minutes away, is boasting sunny 69 degrees! Visitors, be warned - bring layers!
I am enjoying living in this city, and I can’t wait to watch San Francisco continue to blossom and develop!
- 874,961 Population
#3 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in Washington
- Rating 4.23 out of 5 905 reviews
Current Resident: I love living in the PNW! Residing in Seattle, I get all the benefits of a big city (good food, entertainment, a variety of schools, public transportation, job opportunities, etc...) while maintaining easy access to the beautiful nature of Washington state. There are countless forests, mountains, volcanoes, lakes, waterfalls, parks, and rivers all in easy driving distance, and there's outdoor fun year round if you enjoy skiing, snowboarding, or the like. Although some complain about the weather, it really isn't as rainy as most people make it out to be. The winter occasionally yields snow, and the summer sees sunny days occasionally nearing even ninety degrees. Seattle is pretty diverse, but even though locals generally pride themselves for being liberal and progressive that isn't to say issues like racism, police brutality, or gentrification are non-existent here. Yet every place has its issues, and in Seattle the pros far outweigh the cons!
- 724,305 Population
#4 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in District of Columbia
- Rating 4.08 out of 5 686 reviews
Current Resident: I absolutely love DC! It has the community element of a smaller town and the appeal of a slightly larger city. There's always something to do here: lots of farmers markets, festivals, all the free museums and attractions, lots of open, free outdoor space. It is easy to stay away from the political bubble, as well, if you're not into that sort of thing. I keep up with the news, but am no way considered a wonk, so it's great to be in a bit of a bubble here and know that people care about many different causes and the state of the world without being overwhelmed. A lot of different non-profits and fields exist here, making it a great place to be professionally. Though it's expensive, the great happy hour + brunch + free activities make it worth it. It's also super diverse, which I love as someone from a Pakistani background!
- 692,683 Population
#5 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in Virginia
- Rating 4.53 out of 5 225 reviews
Current Resident: I've lived in Arlington for almost 18 years, and I really love it. It's the perfect mix of urban and suburban. There is plenty of outdoor space to enjoy. We are pretty close to the Capitol, so there is a lot of activity going on. There's many opportunities for entertainment and exercise in the area. It's a very wealthy area, so our government funded establishments are very strong and hold a wealth of resources for the community. Commuting to and from work is not super tedious. I know plenty of people who can easy walk, metro, or bike each day. I do believe that there is something great for everyone here, and there is always something new to explore!
- 233,464 Population
#6 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in Massachusetts
- Rating 4.16 out of 5 720 reviews
Current Resident: Boston is a city like no other. Its architecture boasts both old and new. With city regulations, it ensures that the city remains vibrant without compromising on his history. As my brother put it, "Boston has more sky than any other city I've seen". The high rise buildings are spaced apart to allow natural light to illuminate the city.
Contrary to popular belief, I have found Bostonians a friendly bunch! They are warm in their demeanour and are proud to show you around their amazing city! The green spaces in the city are always near by- offering a slice of nature at your leisure.
You haven't experienced Boston proper unless you've enjoyed a lobster roll or a sports game! With many amazing teams to choose from, whether it's a Red Sox game, a Celtics match, the Bruins or the Patriots, you can always count on good cheer and atmosphere from the locals supporting local teams!
- 684,379 Population
#7 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in California
- Rating 4.09 out of 5 179 reviews
Works Here: First of Berkeley Ca is a very diverse place. It is a place where you can feel free and express yourself without the fear of being judged. The neighborhoods are beautiful and are surrounded with big beautiful green tress. It has a great variety of public schools and we have UC Berkeley in our own back yard! There is always great food around along with friendly people. The great thing about Berkeley its young and welcoming atmosphere. The one thing I would change about it would be the gentrification that is happening. Gentrification takes away a lot of the historical value Berkeley has to offer.
- 121,485 Population
#8 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in Minnesota
- Rating 4.24 out of 5 608 reviews
Current Resident: I absolutely love Minneapolis. I came here for college (and there are a number of small colleges that do an incredible job and that facilitate connections between themselves, in addition to the massive U of M), but I stayed for the community. I was especially hooked by the vibrant community of artists and makers that ensure that our city is always full of creativity, new life, and fun for people of all ages and all walks of life. We are also a beautiful melting pot of cultures, and I love that my neighborhood represents that diversity in its residents, its shops, its restaurants, and the languages used by community organizations. The biggest drawback is the winter, but even that is fun when embrace it (like through sledding and hot cocoa)!
- 420,324 Population
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#9 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in New York
- Rating 4.32 out of 5 1,490 reviews
Current Resident: Everyday I walk in New York City, I feel like I am living in a movie. The city's magic and creativity is eye catching and never ending. There is always something to do or something to see. Even if you aren't looking for entertainment, you find it on the street daily. The hustle drives the city and people feed off of each other's motivation; which is positive and negative! With never ending amusement, this large community often feels like a lonely place, where the only concern is money and oneself. Also, sometimes the trash and smell of the homeless bothers me. At the end of the day, I would never trade New York.
- 8,419,316 Population
#10 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in Virginia
- Rating 4.38 out of 5 354 reviews
Current Resident: Looking to get away without getting away? Alexandria can be your local retreat. Alexandria offers a deep dive into history, a vast culture, and day/night adventures. Alexandria gives you grand gourmet food you dream of and also comfort food you never knew you needed. Old Town, Alexandria reminds you of simpler times with the cobble stone roads and beautiful townhouse and home. Old Town, Alexandria gives you a chance to realz by the water and enjoy the view. The people are friendly and charming. They are happy to have you visit and explore their home town. Soon their hometown will your hometown. During this stressful time, the restaurants and other cute stores welcome you with their safe and cleaning regulations. Some might say that living here is too expensive but there is a wide range of homes and apartments around the area to make any living arrangement work. The metro can take you right into DC so the city is just a simple ride away! The airport is easy to assess in the metro
- 157,613 Population
#11 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in Pennsylvania
- Rating 4.3 out of 5 705 reviews
Current Resident: I moved to Pittsburgh from Jacksonville, Florida about two years ago and not a day goes by that I'm glad I made the move. Pittsburgh has a warm, friendly culture with so much history. A beautiful downtown, lively neighborhoods, a great art and music scene, and an influx of young professionals has made it a fantastic place to live. Oh, I forgot to mention the city's best kept secret: It's (still) affordable which makes it a great place to network and grow for young people. I highly recommend Pittsburgh to anyone!
- 302,205 Population
#12 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in Colorado
- Rating 4.29 out of 5 1,001 reviews
Current Resident: Great access to shops and restaurants as well as the mountains. There is always so much to do in Denver. Downtown is amazing with 16th street mall and Larimer street. There is always something new and exciting to discover in Denver! Rockies games are the best! It is so much fun to hang out at the roof top with drinks and snacks all around. Venturing out of the city, you have plenty of hiking and biking spots! Not only are there great spots for all sorts of activites, there are also many dog friendly spots too! Dog parks and regualr parks with easy access. Almost all the restaurants offer patio sitting where you and your furry friend can sit and enjoy the day. There are quite a few coffee shops and cute niche stores. The breweries are top notch and there are so many of them! I have yet to explore all that Denver has to offer. Almost every year I am here I find a new concert or event to go to. There is an art district as well, which is definitely something to check out. Adventurers come
- 705,576 Population
#13 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in Washington
- Rating 4.38 out of 5 159 reviews
Current Resident: I just moved to Bellevue from Southern California a few months ago. I love being in close proximity to everything- 15 minutes to Seattle, 15 minutes to wine country, 30 minutes to a beautiful waterfall and snow in Snoqualmie. I also like how diverse it is and traffic is not bad. I appreciate the emphasis on public transportation here and I'm excited for the east side light rail extension.
Bellevue and east side in general is safe and nice looking, but there are a couple cons: eating out is hella expensive. It's not uncommon to end up spending like $25 or more on a whole pizza. Tacos are like $4-5 each at a lot of places. Fish is surprisingly hard to find and is also very expensive unless you want just fish and chips.
You can probably find whatever it is you want to eat if you're willing to spend $15-25 for it. That's honestly probably the biggest con.
Oh and the housing market is pretty darn expensive. The rental market isn't bad though.
- 144,403 Population
#14 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in California
- Rating 3.86 out of 5 203 reviews
Current Resident: Lived in Maywood Park since 2005. Our son grew up here. Santa Clara has a surprisingly provincial compared to neighbor Sunnyvale which feels busier, or Mountain View which is, like Palo Alto, rather more elitist. Santa Clara is just... friendly in comparison. Bland initially, it has improved over the years with more trees and better retail. Climate is perfect. Gets a bit polluted during winter, like the rest of the bay area. Cupertino schools are truly top notch. Feel exceedingly safe. Excellent city services. Houses go for 1.5M+ in my neighborhood, but very little inventory year over year. Traffic is the main neighborhood concern due to Apple commuters. However residential streets are not really affected just avenues. Love to walk and run daily through all local streets. Busier Palo Alto feels too urban and busy for that. Overall we feel very blessed and fortunate to have landed in southwest Santa Clara!
- 127,721 Population
#15 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in California
- Rating 4.08 out of 5 247 reviews
Works Here: Sunnyvale is the city I've grown up in, and I love it! Sunnyvale has some of the best public schools, starting from elementary all the way up to high school. There are a lot of different areas in Sunnyvale to shop, explore, and have fun. There are still small businesses in Sunnyvale, such as Zanotto's Family Market, the fruit stand, and others around the city. Sunnyvale is a rather big town, but it has that small town feel. You get to know your neighbors and everyone is super friendly. For nightlife, downtown is a great place to go, filled with many restaurant choices, bars, nightclubs, and an ice rink in December. Over the summer, downtown hosts different bands for free concerts on Wednesdays, bringing the community together even more. These are just a few things that make Sunnyvale unique - come visit and see for yourself!
- 152,770 Population
#16 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in Oregon
- Rating 4.14 out of 5 1,156 reviews
Current Resident: Great city! Lot's to do, lots to eat, and lots of delicious coffee for those that enjoy a nice morning espresso. Plus, there are plenty of local breweries in the area that give any beer connoisseur a to-do list a mile long.
The Willamette River running through the heart of downtown provides ample opportunities for any tourist, or Portlander, to sit and relax or to stroll along it's east and west banks--the east bank provides spectacular views of downtown.
Portland, pre-Covid, always has something fun going on. There are always top-notch bands passing through, numerous cycling events (for those two-wheeled adventurers), outdoor movies galore in the warm summer months and hiking trails a plenty in Forest Park (a mere stone throw away).
Portland pretty much has a little bit for anybody that doesn't mind some rain. Hey! and Portland usually has pretty mild winters. But if you must, Mt. Hood isn't too far east and it provides some fantastic skiing or Snowboarding.
- 645,291 Population
#17 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in New Jersey
- Rating 3.95 out of 5 278 reviews
Current Resident: This city is exceptionally known for its diversity. There's a variety of different restaurants, places, cultures, and people. It is essentially NYC. Speaking of which, it's very close to NYC. It's a great commuter city. As a result, living here can be pretty expensive! It is also somewhat dangerous in some parts of the city. Otherwise, the benefits of this wonderful city overshadow the flaws.
- 261,940 Population
#18 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in Georgia
- Rating 4.27 out of 5 1,082 reviews
Former Resident: I have lived in Atlanta for my entire life. It's growing rapidly due to the film industry which means lots of new businesses and jobs are being created. There is always something new to do in the city. There are sports, shopping centers, movie theaters, amazing restaurant, historical sites, music, and gaming places for kids. Atlanta definitely has something for everyone to enjoy and is an amazing place to bring families and friends. Atlanta's public and private schools are all amazing and provide great nurturing environments for kids of all ages. Atlanta is the place to be!
- 488,800 Population
#19 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in Texas
- Rating 4.19 out of 5 2,266 reviews
Current Resident: Austin is a great city for both young and older people to live in. The tacos are amazing, there are music festivals every year, and UT Austin's football is insane! Also, I've been able to visit many local parks with my family in Austin with splendid views, thanks to our regular sunny weather throughout the year. Even though I've only been an Austinite for 3 years, I already see why so many people want to move here. Despite all these perks, Austin could improve on its water and electric systems. During the dangerous cold front in February 2021, thousands of people in Austin and around Texas had to spend a week without water and electricity at 20-40 degrees F. Many of the power companies reassured us that we would be fine, but in reality, they didn't want to spend extra money on ensuring our safety, causing several deaths in addition to a global pandemic.
- 950,807 Population
#20 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in Illinois
- Rating 4.17 out of 5 2,445 reviews
Current Resident: Living in Chicago hasn’t been easy, but I love it here. I love the architecture and food. I love the summer time. Everyone is family oriented. The city love is amazing. My experience with Chicago has been both good and bad. There is a lot of violence and injustice that comes with living here. I love the beautiful view and skyline. I love The Bean and Navy Pier. Chicago is indeed ready for a change. I feel as though everyone as a whole and community should come together to support each other and have a positive attitude.You can go to the lakefront. Chicago has Lake Michigan with it’s numerous beaches and parks. Chicago is unique and diverse. Chicago food is a must! Chicago is known for some of the best restaurants. The pizza is thick, the hot dogs are unmatched, and there's this food called Italian beef. Chicago has multiple places you can visit and cite see. Overall, Chicago is indeed a loving place. We just have to progress and work towards change in some aspects. -Thank you!
- 2,709,534 Population
#21 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in Georgia
- Rating 4.06 out of 5 206 reviews
Current Resident: I have really enjoyed Sandy Springs! It is just a short drive from Atlanta populated with anything from families, to up and coming young professionals. There is something for everyone here. My personal favorite thing to do is visit some of the community parks and nature areas. VERY well-kept and safe for everyone.
- 107,072 Population
#22 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in Michigan
- Rating 4.26 out of 5 518 reviews
Niche User: A sweet and enjoyable small town! Ann Arbor offers everything that you need in your day to day life. The town is filled with restaurants, shops, music venues, fantastic schools, grocery stores and the best farmers market! I really enjoy the small town feel, but it is also nice that we have access to Detroit and if you are up to a big adventure Chicago is only 4 hours away! I am here as a graduate student and I am very glad I chose to come to Ann Arbor. Everyday you will see students, working professionals, and retirees walking around the town, eating at restaurants and truly enjoying life! Also, the ARBORETUM is to die for (trust me, you will want to go see this place). I can definitely see myself raising my kids here one day! DEFINITELY A MUST SEE TOWN!
- 120,735 Population
#23 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in Texas
- Rating 4.1 out of 5 860 reviews
Current Resident: Plano is a remarkably average city that you probably could have guessed as it literally has the word plain in the name! Despite this, I have called Plano home now for 18 years and love it dearly. I have been all over the world from seeing the Eiffel tower in Paris, all the way to the mighty Great Wall of China, but nothing quite beats familiarity and more important home. The thing I cherish most about Plano is the many walking trails that it houses and I have made some unforgettable memories with both friends and families and strangers alike, all thanks to Plano.
- 287,064 Population
#24 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in California
- Rating 4.34 out of 5 496 reviews
Visitor: I really enjoy this city because of how clean and open the roads are; overall the city feels breathable due to the low amount of tall buildings and offers several places to surround yourself with nature on a hike. One of my favorite places to visit is the Irvine Spectrum mall because of the many places to shop, eat and socialize. I love coming with my friends and family to take the day off and simply enjoy each others company watching a movie or racing a competitive match on Mario Cart at Dave and Busters! The Great Park also has many fun activities like hopping onto the carousel or (my personal favorite) viewing the whole city and become mesmerized by the landscape from a hot air balloon. This city is truly one of my favorites and holds many dear memories of me and my loved ones.
- 273,157 Population
#25 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in Texas
- Rating 4.09 out of 5 299 reviews
Current Resident: Richardson is a great central location in the DFW area. It's smaller, cute, yet growing. There are lots of great restaurants and parks/natural preserve area (great for hiking, biking, exploring), and housing price is better than Northeast Dallas. They also have an excellent school district.
The list go on and on. Check it out yourself!
- 116,432 Population