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The Best Cities for Young People  

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9.4k votes 851 voters 17.8k views 66 items

List Rules Top US city list for recent grads

List of the best cities for young people as voted by men and women. The time in your life when you’re finally an adult who is capable of making your own decisions and living on your own is very exciting. You finally get to make your own money and spend it how you like, go out to bars whenever you want, and take responsibility for yourself. So clearly it’s important for your biggest decision—where to live—to be well thought out. If you’re ready to move out into the world and are wondering, “Where are the best cities for young people?” this list has your answer.

When you’re just starting out it’s important to move someplace with plenty of career opportunities and affordable housing. Since you are young adults, you also might be looking for a city with a lively nightlife, lots of entertainment, and prospects for meeting other young people with similar interests.

This list compiles the best locations for young people looking to branch out into the world. These cities have many opportunities for young men and women to have fun, get a great job with growth, and live within their budget. If you’re ready to start your life as an adult, one of these cities might be just what you need. 

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Columbus is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
jeremypelzer added Ohio, USA
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Miami is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
Florida
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Newark is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
Scrollhectic added New Jersey, USA
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Bourgas is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
PeterPetrov added Bourgas
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Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
buckyrich added Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area, Alaska
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Detroit is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
Michigan
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Istanbul is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
HalilFuatÇınar added Marmara Region, Turkey
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Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
Nevada
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New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
cpitre27 added Louisiana, USA
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Oakland is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
California
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Charleston is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
Dani Porter added South Carolina, USA
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Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
moonbeamkc added Missouri, USA
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Orlando is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
Florida
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San Jose is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
California
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Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
North Carolina
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Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
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Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
ttr12276 added California, USA
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Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
Arizona
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Nashville is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
Tennessee
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Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
ttr12276 added California, USA
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Pasadena is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
California
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Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
North Carolina
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Laguna Beach is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
ttr12276 added California, USA
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Chattanooga is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
dixbie added Tennessee, USA
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Wilmington is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
North Carolina, USA