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