10 Best Cities for College Grads to Live

Got your degree and want to know where’s your next best move? You might be surprised to find out where the number one spot could be.

As competition for jobs soars, along with rental prices, there is hope for newly minted graduates who know which cities afford them the best opportunity to jump-start their professional lives. and—CareerBuilder’s college job search website—have revealed their fourth annual “Top 10 Best Cities for Recent College Graduates” list. Another silver lining for recent grads: CareerBuilder reports that 46 percent of employers plan to hire recent college graduates this year—up from 44 percent in 2010.

“There are almost three times as many renters moving for new job opportunities this year than in 2010, according to our annual moving survey,” said Tammy Kotula, public relations and promotions manager at “This tells us that the economy is improving, but people are relocating as a result. Because this adds more pressure on new grads to find the right place at the right price, we issued our list as a resource to help them make informed decisions on the best places to live based on job availability and cost of living.”

The fourth annual and “Top 10 Best Cities for Recent College Graduates” list helps to paint a realistic picture of the current job market and cost of living in the most popular cities for young adults.

Your best bet? Hartford-New Haven, CT! Apartments in Hilltop Denver are a great value at an average of $994 while you can rent for $813 in Atlanta. 

Top 10 Best Cities for RecentCollege Graduates Average Rent fora One Bedroom Apartment
1. Hartford-New Haven $1,047
2. Cleveland $695
3. Boston $1,625
4. Denver $994
5. Minneapolis $941
6. San Francisco $1,560
7. Washington D.C. $1,679
8. Philadelphia $1,068
9. Atlanta $813
10. St. Louis $826


[Source: PRNewswire/]

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