Sure, there are plenty of things to do in the big, fancy cities. But who can afford the rent and cost of living when you’re young, broke and single? However, for some, it could be worth it.
The Best Cities to Choose From
For people under 35 and on the move, figuring out where to put down is always a tough decision to make. But let’s be honest, we all want it- a nice job, a decent house and lively weekend nights– you name it. Here are the top 10 cities for people under 35.
10. Sandy Springs, Georgia
Sandy Springs offers residents a lot of opportunities that they wouldn’t have had in a small town otherwise. The sense of community is great and the police department makes sure that their citizens are safe.
9. Sunnyvale, California
For those who are looking for a family-friendly and safe neighborhood, Sunnyvale is a good pick. It has a lot of great shops, restaurants, and schools around so it’s good not only for the younger adults but also for those who are already raising kids.
8. Berkeley, California
This city earns an A+ in terms of public schools, family-friendliness, and diversity. Berkley has also easy access to public transportation, making it easy to go to great grocery stores, parks, and restaurants.
7. Ann Arbor, Michigan
Ann Arbor’s innovative, juvenile vibe makes it a great new home for millennials. There is always something to do no matter what sparks your interest– be it great outdoor scenes of exceptional museums.
6. Seattle, Washington
Aside from the fact that there is no income tax, Seattle summers are the greatest thing because they’re warm and dry, with low humidity and lots of sunshine. It isn’t also as expensive as San Francisco.
5. Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minneapolis has a lot of different lakes and wetlands perfect for swimming, fishing, and hiking. It has a rich culture and interesting attractions as well that’s why some people mistake it for New York’s younger sibling.
4. Alexandria, Virginia
Alexandria appeals to those who are in for a small-town vibe but big-city amenities. This city is packed full of qualities and with so much to see.
3. San Francisco, California
So far, San Francisco is the highest-ranked West Coast city. The economy is booming but some residents worry about the housing prices, causing some of them to move to number six.
2. Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cambridge, Massachusetts has fallen one slot from last year. This city is praised for its diversity, which some say is a consequence of its top-notch universities such as Harvard and MIT.
1. Arlington, Virginia
Arlington, Virginia has earned the number one spot as the best city for people under 35. It is only about five miles away from Washington, D.C. and jobs for college students are plenty, making it the perfect city to move to if you have a college degree.