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10 Best Cities For New College Graduates

Oh, the Places You'll Go! Best Cities For New Grads


Choosing your move after college graduation can be a positively daunting task because you're faced with the dilemma of too many options! Maybe you're moving to a new city without knowing many people or you're venturing to another part of the country, or maybe your plan is to stay local. It's an exciting decision because you can move anywhere you please and there's nothing controlling your decision but your own ambitions.

While curiosity about a new city will create the biggest draw, there are several other components that should be considered when evaluating the big move. Apartments.com and CBcampus.com came up with a list of the top 10 cities for new grads, based on the following factors: availability of entry-level job openings, rental prices for one-bedroom apartments, and large resident populations of young adults in their early 20s. Find out which cities made the top 10 when you read more.

Here's the list along with the average prices for one-bedroom apartments. While San Francisco didn't make the cut, I can tell you that moving here after graduating college was the best decision I ever made! Over the years it has continued to win me over with its charm and unexpected opportunities.

  1. Philadelphia, $962
  2. Boston, $1,343
  3. New York, $1,520
  4. Phoenix, $741
  5. Chicago, $1,029
  6. Dallas-Fort Worth, $755
  7. Los Angeles, $1,435
  8. Houston, $778
  9. Detroit, $699
  10. Atlanta, $773

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