Cities The Best Cities for Young Professionals  

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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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Denver is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Denver Colorado

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

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San Diego is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
San Diego California

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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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Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Charlotte North Carolina

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

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Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
moonbeamkc added Kansas City Missouri, USA

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Portland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Portland Oregon

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Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Minneapolis Minnesota

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Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Las Vegas Nevada

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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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Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Phoenix Arizona

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New York City is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
New York City New York

The Best Cities for Young People

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

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Spokane is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Spokane Washington

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Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals

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Austin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Austin Texas

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Columbus is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
shmidty added Columbus Ohio, USA

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Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Philadelphia Pennsylvania

The Most Dangerous Cities in America

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

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Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
junk added Santa Monica California, USA

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Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
darren-bell added Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, USA

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

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Santa Clara is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
junk added Santa Clara California, USA

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

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

The Most Beautiful Cities in the US

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

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

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

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

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

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Berkley is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
junk added Berkley Michigan, USA

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Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals

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

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

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Cupertino is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
junk added Cupertino California, USA

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Boulder is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Boulder Colorado

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Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Cleveland Ohio

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Tucson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Tucson Arizona

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Omaha is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
darren-bell added Omaha Nebraska, USA

America's Coolest Cities

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Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Baltimore Maryland

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Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
darren-bell added Des Moines Iowa, USA

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Fremont is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
junk added Fremont California, USA

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

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Fremont is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Fremont California, USA

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Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Raleigh North Carolina

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

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Baton Rouge is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
darren-bell added Baton Rouge Louisiana, USA