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The 25 best places to live in the U.S. for young professionals

US News & World Report – RE Logo By Devon Thorsby of US News & World Report – RE | Slide 1 of 26: When it comes to finding a new hometown, the needs of a parent or retiree can vary widely from those of a recent college grad. Young professionals, whether they’re just out of college or several years into the workforce, are typically more willing to move to a new place both for career options and fresh experiences. To determine the Best Places to Live for Young Professionals, we calculated the weighted average for the 125 most populous metro areas in the U.S. based on their job market, affordability and desirability scores according to data collected for the overall Best Places to Live ranking. Read on for the 25 strongest metro areas for young professionals.

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When it comes to finding a new hometown, the needs of a parent or retiree can vary widely from those of a recent college grad. Young professionals, whether they’re just out of college or several years into the workforce, are typically more willing to move to a new place both for career options and fresh experiences. To determine the Best Places to Live for Young Professionals, we calculated the weighted average for the 125 most populous metro areas in the U.S. based on their job market, affordability and desirability scores according to data collected for the overall Best Places to Live ranking. Click or swipe through for the 25 strongest metro areas for young professionals.
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