6 Top Cities for Young Professionals

October 3, 2011

What are the best cities for twenty-somethings? AOL Real Estate News recently revealed its top picks, factoring in affordability, employment opportunities, cost of living, social activities, and places with the highest percentage of 20-29 year olds. 

According to AOL Real Estate News, here are some of the top cities for twenty-somethings: 

1. Cincinnati, Ohio

Metro population: 2,130,151

Residents ages 20-29: 13.3 percent

Monthly rent: $675

Starting salary: $41,800

 

2. Seattle, Wash.

Metro population: 3,349,809

Residents ages 20-29: 14.5 percent

Monthly rent: $942

Starting salary: $46,700

 

3. Baton Rouge, La.

Metro population: 802,484

Residents ages 20-29: 16.3 percent

Monthly rent: $714

Starting salary: $41,400

 

4. Minneapolis, Minn.

Metro population: 3,279,833

Residents ages 20-29: 14.1 percent

Monthly rent: $830

Starting salary: $44,400

 

5. Washington, D.C.

Metro population: 5,582,170

Residents ages 20-29: 14.6 percent

Monthly rent: $1,226

Starting salary: $49,000

 

6. Colorado Springs, Colo.

Metro population: 645,613

Residents ages 20-29: 15.1 percent

Monthly rent: $802

Starting salary: $42,300

See what other cities made AOL Real Estate’s list of great places for young professionals. 

Source: “10 Great Cities for Young People,” AOL Real Estate (Sept. 30, 2011)