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List of the best cities for young professionals, as ranked by young men and women. Once you become an adult and find a successful career path that you love, the whole world is wide open to you in a way that it never was when you were a kid. You can finally decide who you want to hang out with, how you want to spend your money, and, most importantly, where you want to live.Part of taking responsibility for yourself is branching out on your own.Choosing a city to live is one of those vital decisions that will affect the path of the rest of your life. If you’ve been asking yourself the question, “What cities are best for an up and coming young professional?” this list is right for you.
 

Big cities like Minneapolis and New York City are filled with employment opportunities no matter what career path you follow. These metropolitan cities also have affordable housing, cheap and lively nightlife,and plenty of chances to meet other young professionals like yourself.
 

This list is filled with the best cities for young people just starting out in their hopeful career. Whether you are a young women or man, there are many career prospects, opportunities to explore old and new hobbies, and get to know like minded young professionals.  

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San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
San Francisco California

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San Diego is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
San Diego California

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Denver is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Denver Colorado

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Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Los Angeles California

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Seattle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Seattle Washington

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Boston is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Boston Massachusetts

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Portland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Portland Oregon

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New York City is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
New York City New York

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Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Charlotte North Carolina

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Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Kansas City Missouri, USA

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Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Phoenix Arizona

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Nashville is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Nashville Tennessee

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Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Las Vegas Nevada

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Chicago is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Chicago Illinois

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Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Minneapolis Minnesota

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Austin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Austin Texas

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San Jose is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
San Jose Silicon Valley, California, USA

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Spokane is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Spokane Washington

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Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals

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Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, USA

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Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Santa Cruz California, USA

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Boulder is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Boulder Colorado

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Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Anaheim California

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Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Honolulu Hawaii

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Santa Clara is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Santa Clara California, USA

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Laguna Beach is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Laguna Beach California, USA

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Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Long Beach California, USA

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Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Santa Barbara California, USA

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Carlsbad is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Carlsbad California, USA

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Berkley is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Berkley Michigan, USA

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Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Santa Monica California, USA

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Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Sacramento California, USA

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Irvine is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Irvine California, USA

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Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Philadelphia Pennsylvania

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Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Milwaukee Wisconsin

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Tucson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Tucson Arizona

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Oakland is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Oakland California

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Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals

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Omaha is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Omaha Nebraska, USA

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Fremont is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Fremont California, USA

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Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Raleigh North Carolina

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Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Des Moines Iowa, USA

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Fremont is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Fremont California, USA

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Cupertino is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Cupertino California, USA

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Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Cleveland Ohio

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Tulsa is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Tulsa Oklahoma

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Baton Rouge is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Baton Rouge Louisiana, USA

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Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Baltimore Maryland

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Detroit is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Detroit Michigan

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Dallas is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Dallas Texas