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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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Boston is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Massachusetts
2
New York City is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
New York
3
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Illinois
4
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Pennsylvania
5
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
California
6
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Wisconsin
7
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
darren-bell added Pennsylvania, USA
8
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Minnesota
9
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Washington
10
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
California
11
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Ohio
12
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
California
13
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
14
Denver is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Colorado
15
Detroit is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Michigan
16
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Maryland
17
Hartford is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Connecticut
18
Portland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Oregon
19
Hoboken is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Hoboken New Jersey
20
Spokane is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Washington
21
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
shmidty added Ohio, USA
22
Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
darren-bell added Iowa, USA
23
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
moonbeamkc added Missouri, USA
24
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
California
25
Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
California, USA