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 62
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Minnesota
2
34 20
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
darren-bell added Pennsylvania, USA
3
64 51
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Illinois
4
55 41
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Pennsylvania
5
77 92
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
California
6
61 50
New York City is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
New York
7
68 62
Boston is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Massachusetts
8
44 31
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Ohio
9
40 27
Detroit is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Michigan
10
51 40
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Wisconsin
11
45 34
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Maryland
12
34 22
Hartford is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Connecticut
13
16 2
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
shmidty added Ohio, USA
14
68 76
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Washington
15
47 49
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
16
65 90
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
California
17
62 85
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
California
18
61 73
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
moonbeamkc added Missouri, USA
19
30 26
Hoboken is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
New Jersey
20
76 92
Denver is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Colorado
21
19 17
Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
darren-bell added Iowa, USA
22
26 31
Spokane is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Washington
23
68 93
Portland is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
Oregon
24
29 40
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
25
45 64
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cities for Young Professionals
North Carolina