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#26 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in California
- Rating 3.95 out of 5 510 reviews
Current Resident: I am originally from San Francisco and was a little hesitant about living in Oakland at first. But I am totally loving it! The weather is amazing, the people are friendly, diverse and active. There are tons of events, great food scene and nightlife (although since covid it's been a little harder to explore these areas). There is also tons of great outdoors activities, such as hiking in the Joachin Miller park. It's a great mix of city vibes, but chill and laid back at the same time. If you're thinking of moving to the bay area, I highly suggest choosing Oakland!
- 425,097 Population
#27 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in Wisconsin
- Rating 3.99 out of 5 713 reviews
Current Resident: Madison is an amazing city! You get everything you can get in a huge city, right here in this mid-sized city. The amazing arts in the community can be seen in places like the Orpheum Theatre, Barrymore Theatre, Bartell Community Theatre, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, etc. You have plenty of venues for comedians and musicians such as the Sylvee on the east side or Comedy Club on State Street, not to mention the Alliant Energy Center for more big name artists. This city has more parks per capita than any city in the U.S.! The outdoor recreation is insane, even in the winter! This place has it all.
- 254,977 Population
#28 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in California
- Rating 4.54 out of 5 253 reviews
Former Resident: Pasadena is a beautiful town with great people. There are a lot of great historical buildings to admire especially near Old Pasadena. They do a great job of preserving their culture and history! The downside to that is that some apartment buildings around town are starting to show their age quite a bit. If you can get past that though, there's so much going for Pasadena. The restaurants are all AMAZING. So diverse and so high quality. There's lots of specialized grocery stores for whatever kind of cuisine you cook. The people here are some of the friendliest I've ever met. It really has all the amenities of a big city but with small town vibes. People will smile and say hi to you on the street. People remember you around town and genuinely care about how you're doing. If the cute historic charm of Pasadena doesn't win your heart, the people there definitely will.
- 141,258 Population
#29 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in Minnesota
- Rating 4.23 out of 5 373 reviews
Current Resident: I was born and raised in St. "Small." I moved to California for 2 years and rushed back as soon as I could. The people are great, the seasons are all amazing and the food is the best in the mid-west by far (including Chicago)! We have the most talented chefs in the country. There are tons of things to do year-round. A perfect mix of urban and rural. Night-life is on-point as well. A great place to raise a family. The people are progressive and "MN Nice" is a real thing. Major market for all professional sports teams. Overall, an amazing place to live!
- 304,547 Population
#30 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in Pennsylvania
- Rating 3.95 out of 5 1,831 reviews
Nearby Resident: Philadelphia is a diverse city full of excitement and opportunity. There are a lot of cool neighborhoods, each one with their own personality. Chestnut Hill and Rittenhouse square are quaint areas with little shops and markets. Manayunk is occupied with young residents and has bars, restaurants, and activities all year long. University city and North Philadelphia have numerous college students from all over the world who get together to not only excel in their careers, but to also grow up together. While the notorious South Street is filled with life, history, and it has a special ambiance to it. There’s something for everyone in Philadelphia! Whether it’s food, art, culture, history, education, entertainment, or sports, Philadelphia has it all. Even if you aren’t moving to Philadelphia, I recommend everyone to visit at least once in their lifetime, you won’t regret it!
- 1,579,075 Population
#31 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in South Carolina
- Rating 3.89 out of 5 650 reviews
Current Resident: Living in Charleston is a dream come true! From beautiful beaches, delicious food, and great shopping...Charleston has it all! My favorite part of living in such a beautiful travel destination is that no matter how much tourism the area attracts, the essence of Charleston always remains. There is a local ‘touch’ everywhere you go.
- 135,257 Population
#32 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in Florida
- Rating 4.24 out of 5 1,817 reviews
Former Resident: I loved living in Orlando! I had a great experience living there and would recommend anyone thinking of moving to Florida, to strongly consider Orlando.
Its conveniently centrally located so the farthest you would ever have to drive is 4-5 hours to any other location in Florida. The city's location also makes it convenient to hit the beach on either coast (Cocoa/Daytona on the Atlantic side or Clearwater/St Pete on the Gulf)
Orlando is also what I personally would consider a transient city. Most people I've met here are from up north. For me, thats a positive since I had something to bond with people over.
Finally, I couldn't leave out how Orlando has everything you need for a weekend, evening or day out. Universal Studios, Sea World, Discovery Cove, Disney. Disney Springs, Gatorland, Lake Eola etc.
The only thing I would like to see change in Orlando is further improvements to 1-4 to alleviate the ever-growing traffic; otherwise, I don't have any complaints about this fun city.
- 280,832 Population
#33 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in Louisiana
- Rating 3.82 out of 5 233 reviews
Current Resident: Metairie is a very calm place with many opportunities to have fun and live a normal life. The public schools here are decent as there are a few schools of high caliber, while the rest have generally lower stats. The traffic is worse around 3-4 pm, but any other time is pretty low. Some neighborhoods are safer than others. Generally, lower income neighborhoods are the most dangerous, while medium-high income neighborhoods are the safest. There is a wide variety of restaurants so as to never get bored of any one thing. There is plenty of green life, as there are multiple parks and playgrounds and little leagues to play sports in. I have lived here my whole life and have no regrets or problems with it whatsoever.
- 142,135 Population
#34 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in Missouri
- Rating 3.72 out of 5 428 reviews
Current Resident: What I like about Saint Louis is the affordability of the housing. I like the colleges/universities we have are all near each other and are top ranking. The rich diverse history of the city. I enjoy the growing restaurant scene popping up. I enjoy the quaint little areas like the Central West End and downtown on Washington where residence can enjoy fine dining, shopping, and nightlife within walking distance of where they live. The city has beautiful architecture in the buildings and brick houses that's been here for a hundred years. Our city has some of the best public schools in the country. We have great city attraction such as the Saint Louis Arch, The St. Louis Zoo, and our new Aquarium. We have top notch hospitals such as Barnes and St. Louis University Hospital. I love that we that greet people by asking "What high school did you go to". Summers are a blast here with free concerts and plays. Finally, the best thing about my city is baseball go Saint Louis Cardinals!
- 308,174 Population
#35 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in California
- Rating 4.39 out of 5 160 reviews
Current Resident: I love Costa Mesa! I moved here in March and my husband and I have loved it so much. It's close to the ocean without being as cold as living right at the beach. We are close to plenty of shopping, food, and various activities. It has been a wonderful experience.
In terms of something that the city needs, it needs more reliable and easily accessible public transportation.
- 113,159 Population
#36 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in Louisiana
- Rating 4 out of 5 589 reviews
Works Here: New Orleans is a city that welcomes everyone with open arms! Whether it's inviting rival fans over for tailgate BBQ or giving good guidance on the local haunts, you'll always feel "a part of." The attractions are endless, from alligator swamps to Emirel's cuisine, there is an activity to suit everyone. I loved living uptown, where there was easy access to the streetcar and job opportunities were plentiful. And, the Audubon Zoo, Tulane University, famous cemetaries, and live music always. The most unique activityI observed was the Second line, a wonderful tradition of the celebration of life. All things good and bad, I am glad to have been seduced by the city of New Orleans for almost a decade now.
- 390,845 Population
#37 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in California
- Rating 4.33 out of 5 293 reviews
Current Resident: Torrance is a great city. Personally, the closeness to several beaches makes the city worth wild. Hollywood Riviera offers countless delicious restaurants as well as Old Town Torrance. Also the Del Amo Mall has all stores for all your shopping needs! A city great for families.
- 145,492 Population
#38 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in Kansas
- Rating 4.15 out of 5 436 reviews
Current Resident: Overland Park is a great suburb of Kansas City. It has a terrific family atmosphere. There are plenty of places to eat and shop. OP also has great sports facilities including a world-class youth soccer complex as well as several top-notch sports academies. Sitting just 15 minutes outside of Kansas City, Overland Park also has access to world-class performing arts, KC Royals, KC Chiefs, the College Basketball Experience including the entertainment district Power & Light, Country Club Plaza, Crown Center (Hallmark), and much more. Of course being the BBQ capital of the nation we also are close to KC Joe's, Hayward's, Jack Stack, Gates, and more!
- 191,011 Population
#39 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in Arizona
- Rating 3.92 out of 5 880 reviews
Current Resident: Tempe is a beautiful, diverse city. The city boasts excellent parks, fun trails, and the amazing Tempe Town Lake. The parks, for the most part, are very safe. In North Tempe, you will find urban campers using the park ramadas or benches. Kiwanis Park seems endless when you are walking the trails next to huge ponds. Tempe Town Lake is right on the north side of campus and has paddleboard, kayak, boat, the new swans, and paddleboat rentals for the water. They also have multi-seater bikes for rent too. Arizona State University adds so much character and fun to the city. The students make anyone feel young, especially those living close to the university! Tempe has awesome, locally owned restaurants. You can find anything to eat from ethnic food, bakeries, great breakfast spots, and fun nightlife that are all locally owned. I've lived here for 20 years, and I would not live anywhere else!
- 187,454 Population
#40 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in California
- Rating 4.52 out of 5 987 reviews
Current Resident: San Diego has everything you can possibly need. Its close to the border, which means you are less than half hour away from enjoying all that Mexico has to offer. You have lots of beaches to choose from, unique and special in their own way. People always talk about the weather, but its honestly one of the best to ever exist. You never know what you're going to get, it can be winter and you may still be able to wear shorts and sandals. The culture is amazing here too. I love going to different mini cities around here and try new coffee, new food, and thrift shops. I always have something to do here, which keeps things interesting. The schools here are great, and they help minorities reach their educational goals, I'm currently going to Southwestern College and I haven't felt so welcome in a long time. Also, we have Julian California, where you can experience snow and delicious pie. The mini city of Julian is one for the books, and it just adds to the fact that San Diego has it all!
- 1,409,573 Population
#41 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in Michigan
- Rating 4.26 out of 5 515 reviews
Current Resident: I really like how the city has lots of emphasis on the arts with things such as the ballet, symphony, civic theatre and so much more. I love the family feel and young and progressive aspect of Grand Rapids as well. Some of my favorite things to do are attend art prize with my friends and family and see whats going on at Rosa Parks circle because there is always something exciting happening there! The public schools have improved a lot over the years and the parks are very nice. I really appreciate the cleanliness of the city and kindness of the people in my city, it really means a lot to me.
- 198,401 Population
#42 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in North Carolina
- Rating 4.25 out of 5 1,089 reviews
Current Resident: Charlotte is a beautiful and clean city. A lot of the people who live here are not actually from here! Its a 2 hour ride to the mountains and the beach. But living in a city is a wonderful opportunity to check out new restaurants and bars. Charlotte has a huge brewery scene that definitely keeps people coming. The White Water Center is just about 20 minutes from uptown and a fantastic place to bring visiting friends and family. The exciting and fun stuff to do at the White Water Center include ropes course, white water rafting, kayaking, walking your dogs, zip lining, biking and so much more. It is a great place to have an outdoor adventure. Speaking of outdoor adventures - you can have so many of those here since the weather is beautiful about 10 months out of the year. Only in January and February does it get quite chilly, but you should never really see snow. It is probably one of the only things I really miss - the snow and the beach!
- 857,425 Population
#43 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in Ohio
- Rating 4.12 out of 5 705 reviews
Current Resident: I love living in Cincinnati! I have lived in the northeastern suburbs of Cincinnati my entire life, and have lots of experience with all that the city has to offer. We're big enough of a city to have professional sports teams and multiple D1 colleges in town, but not overwhelmingly large like New York, Chicago, or LA. My mom was raised here and has lived almost her entire life here, and she loves the sense of community the area has. Because the city and the greater metropolitan area (where I'm from) tend to be divided up into smaller communities, living in Cincinnati has a small-town feel, but you can easily escape into the crowd when going downtown. People from Cincinnati don't identify themselves as "people from Mariemont" or "Hyde Parkers," we unify ourselves under the common city, Cincinnati, proving how strong the sense of community and togetherness the city brings.
- 301,394 Population
Salt Lake City
#44 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in Utah
- Rating 4.17 out of 5 636 reviews
Current Resident: If you like the outdoors, this is the place to be! Skiing and snow sports are 30 minutes away from the airport and 20 minutes from downtown. Summer is a blast with hiking, mountain biking, camping, water sports. There are a ton of lakes within 30 minutes of downtown with camping, fishing and boating options. Southern Utah is red-rock country, and only 3-5 hours away from downtown, depending on which direction you go. The city itself is very conservative, but that just makes the more liberal folks try harder to push back. The art and music scenes are awesome, and believe it or not, we have great beer, wine and spirits made right in our city. There are a ton of bars and clubs, theaters and a large amusement park 25 minutes from downtown.
- 197,756 Population
#45 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in Texas
- Rating 3.78 out of 5 706 reviews
Current Resident: We've been in Irving for 5 years and love it. We're 15 minutes from DFW and Love Field so travel is a snap. It's only about 15 minutes to downtown Dallas. We can take the TRE into Dallas or Fort Worth. There's a plethora of restaurants. Grocery stores are plentiful. We're also very close to two Amazon warehouses so sometimes we'll order something and get it within hours. South Irving has an undeserved bad reputation. We bought an affordable house in a leafy area of older homes and it's been the best decision we've ever made. Our home sits on a quarter acre and we're able to have a huge garden. Our neighbors are diverse, kind and look out for one another. We plan to retire here, we love it so much!
- 239,783 Population
#46 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in Rhode Island
- Rating 4 out of 5 235 reviews
Visitor: I don’t know how the last poster can say such bad things about Providence. We are visitors who’ve vacationed here many times in the summer and most of the city has such beautiful buildings both old and new, so many great restaurants and the influence of artists is everywhere. In neighboring CT all the cities except super rich Greenwich are absolutely horrible in comparison. We will keep coming back!
- 179,494 Population
#47 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in Connecticut
- Rating 4.02 out of 5 189 reviews
Current Resident: I've lived in Stamford, CT for the past 24 years with my family and I have to say, I love it! It's a vibrant city with a population of 130,000 people of various backgrounds. You can see the diversity through art festivals, farmer's markets, as well as entertainment such as community theater and sports teams. My favorite landmark is the Museum & Nature center which features a farm, reptile house, playground, and museum. I love to hike through the trees there, especially during autumn when the leaves are fiery oranges and yellows. My favorite event in Stamford is the Thanksgiving Day parade. Families gather on the streets to watch giant helium balloons pass by apartments, listen to bagpipe players, dance together and eat lots from local eateries. I think Stamford would be a fantastic city for a wide range of people, from a college student to someone that wants to settle a family. It has a growing population with many opportunities for jobs, education, entertainment, and leisure!
- 129,309 Population
#48 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in Nevada
- Rating 3.18 out of 5 375 reviews
Current Resident: I like paradise, although the homeless population is off the charts. I would like to see the government help our neighborhood out in some way but helping the homeless, rather than pushing them out.
- 235,087 Population
#49 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in Colorado
- Rating 4.04 out of 5 324 reviews
Former Resident: Boulder is very much it’s own place and you won’t find another place like it. It is extremely health-conscious, liberal and safe. You can go on a beautiful hike less then 5 minutes from home! The restaurants are a delight, but expensive, however worth it in my opinion. It’s vegan friendly and highly educated. The mental health resources are stellar as well. Commercial, big boxed stores are coming in more and more but less so then in most towns.
The downsides is it becoming gentrified by wealth. It’s unfortunate because more people should be able to enjoy the town. If you’re looking for a cheap place to live, this is not the place. You can find a more attractive priced place that is probably about 10 to 20 minutes away. Sadly if you are a person of color it is extremely difficult to live there. The police profile often and it’s just not a diverse place to live.
Overall, Boulder is great but is getting pricier and much more crowded but still a gem.
- 106,392 Population
#50 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America
- City in North Carolina
- Rating 4.05 out of 5 1,230 reviews
Current Resident: I have really enjoyed my time in Raleigh so far. I moved back to Raleigh after four years in western NC for college, and I had forgotten how much there is to do in the capitol city. Downtown has seen quite a bit of growth in the past few years with the addition of many new businesses, restaurants, nightlife and activities. I recommend Amorino Raleigh for desserts, Sir Walter Raleigh for coffee, Parkside Restaurant for dinner, Just Salad for lunch, North Hills and Cameron Village for shopping, the Red Hat Amphitheater for concerts, Historic Oakwood for a stroll, and Drive Shack for a late-night activity. Between the exceptional pubic schools, diverse communities, range of activities, and the bustling nightlife- there is no place like Raleigh, NC!
- 464,485 Population