Culture 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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1
78 65
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Minnesota
2
65 52
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Illinois
3
69 62
Boston is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Massachusetts
4
34 22
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
darren-bell added Pennsylvania, USA
5
56 43
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Pennsylvania
6
62 51
New York City is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
New York
7
77 94
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
California
8
44 32
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Ohio
9
40 28
Detroit is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Michigan
10
51 41
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Wisconsin
11
45 35
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Maryland
12
34 23
Hartford is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Connecticut
13
66 90
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
California
14
16 3
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
shmidty added Ohio, USA
15
68 77
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Washington
16
62 73
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
moonbeamkc added Missouri, USA
17
47 50
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
18
62 86
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
California
19
30 27
Hoboken is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
New Jersey
20
76 93
Denver is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Colorado
21
19 18
Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
darren-bell added Iowa, USA
22
26 32
Spokane is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Washington
23
46 65
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
North Carolina
24
68 94
Portland is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Oregon
25
29 41
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals