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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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67 60
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
San Francisco California

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2
59 53
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
San Diego California

3
66 55
Denver is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Denver Colorado

4
55 55
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Los Angeles California

5
57 54
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Seattle Washington

6
46 44
Boston is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Boston Massachusetts

7
61 60
Portland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Portland Oregon

8
42 40
New York City is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
New York City New York

9
32 35
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Charlotte North Carolina

10
48 57
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
moonbeamkc added Kansas City Missouri, USA

11
55 64
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Phoenix Arizona

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41 47
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Nashville Tennessee

13
34 38
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Las Vegas Nevada

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48 60
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Minneapolis Minnesota

15
29 43
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
junk added San Jose Silicon Valley, California, USA

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47 60
Austin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Austin Texas

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38 47
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Chicago Illinois

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18 22
Spokane is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Spokane Washington

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30 41
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals

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9 14
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
darren-bell added Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, USA

21
7 14
Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Santa Cruz California, USA

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24 35
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Boulder Colorado

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26 43
Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Anaheim California

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17 30
Santa Clara is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
junk added Santa Clara California, USA

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26 38
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Honolulu Hawaii

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7 13
Laguna Beach is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Laguna Beach California, USA

27
17 30
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
junk added Long Beach California, USA

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17 30
Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
junk added Santa Barbara California, USA

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19 33
Carlsbad is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
junk added Carlsbad California, USA

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19 30
Berkley is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
junk added Berkley Michigan, USA

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21 36
Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
junk added Santa Monica California, USA

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6 12
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Sacramento California, USA

33
16 29
Irvine is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
junk added Irvine California, USA

34
24 33
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Philadelphia Pennsylvania

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26 36
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Milwaukee Wisconsin

36
26 36
Tucson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Tucson Arizona

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21 37
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Oakland California

38
24 37
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals

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4 9
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
darren-bell added Omaha Nebraska, USA

40
6 13
Fremont is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Fremont California, USA

41
17 25
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Raleigh North Carolina

42
5 11
Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
darren-bell added Des Moines Iowa, USA

43
13 25
Fremont is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
junk added Fremont California, USA

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14 28
Cupertino is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
junk added Cupertino California, USA

45
18 27
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Cleveland Ohio

46
16 27
Tulsa is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Tulsa Oklahoma

47
4 10
Baton Rouge is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
darren-bell added Baton Rouge Louisiana, USA

48
19 30
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Baltimore Maryland

49
14 25
Detroit is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Detroit Michigan

50
21 38
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Dallas Texas