Top 15 Hot-Spots for Recent College Grads

May 25, 2012

College grads say that relocating for more employment opportunities is their main motivation for moving this year, according to a recent Apartments.com survey. 

So where are the best places for them to relocate to? Apartments.com and CareerBuilder for the fifth year in a row have compiled a list ranking the top 15 best cities for recent college graduates, identifying the places that offer some of the best opportunities for employment and quality of life for young professionals. 

The top 15 cities for recent college graduates for 2012 are: 

1. Washington, D.C.
One-bedroom average rent: $1,696

2. New York
One-bedroom average rent: $1,789

3. Boston
One-bedroom average rent: $1,814

4. Minneapolis
One-bedroom average rent: $974

5. Dallas
One-bedroom average rent: $912

6. Atlanta
One-bedroom average rent: $855

7. Chicago
One-bedroom average rent: $1,224

8. Houston
One-bedroom average rent: $910

9. Philadelphia
One-bedroom average rent: $1,070

10. Baltimore
One-bedroom average rent: $1,235

11. Denver
One-bedroom average rent: $1,089

12. Salt Lake City
One-bedroom average rent: $772

13. San Francisco
One-bedroom average rent: $1,653

14. Seattle
One-bedroom average rent: $1,199

15. Oklahoma City, Okla.
One-bedroom average rent: $676

Source: “Top 15 Best Cities for Recent College Graduates,” RISMedia (May 24, 2012)

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