Travel The Best Cities for Young People  

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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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137 108
London is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
danisatriangle added Great Britain, United Kingdom
2
165 141
New York City is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
New York
3
85 57
Paris is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
fl0rie added Île-de-France, France
4
175 186
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
California
5
149 169
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
California
6
133 152
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
Washington
7
126 143
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
Illinois
8
109 123
Boston is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
Massachusetts
9
82 101
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
Minnesota
10
55 65
Milan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
smed1964 added Lombardy, Italy
11
109 144
Austin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
Texas
12
48 57
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
fenton003 added Pennsylvania, USA
13
121 164
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
California
14
74 99
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
Pennsylvania
15
57 75
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
Wisconsin
16
40 50
Hamburg is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
fl0rie added West Germany
17
90 126
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
18
95 135
Denver is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
Colorado
19
43 56
Oxford is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
JosephJamesEdwardGarbett added Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
20
28 35
Madison, Wisconsin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
buckyrich added Madison, Wisconsin
21
77 114
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
Hawaii
22
48 69
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
Maryland
23
86 129
Portland is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
Oregon
24
41 64
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
carlybobarly added Virginia
25
24 37
Bourgas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cities for Young People
PeterPetrov added Bourgas