RentHop conducted a study to find the best cities for young single professionals in the United States to help them balance their career and love life, finding that Minneapolis is the best option and New York is the last.
“It’s about balance between a salary that allows you to live beyond a diet of instant noodles and a social life that doesn’t revolve solely around your cat (although at RentHop we really love our cats and are dying to spend time with them every day). To help you balance your career and love life, we’ve set out to rank the 100 greatest cities for young single professionals in the US,” RentHop said in a report.
The 10 best cities for young people looking for success and love
- Minneapolis is the best city for young single professionals. The city has an overall score of 74.39, thanks to relatively affordable housing options ($1,525 median rent), a low unemployment rate, and a more than 30% young population.
- St. Paul is ranked third as the best city for young single professionals. The Twin Cities in general are a great hub for young professionals to find love and a successful career.
- New York City is ranked as the worst city for young single professionals, with a score of 34.73. The city has one of the most expensive rental markets in the world, making it less than ideal for young professionals.
- Austin is ranked as the best city for young single professionals in Texas and the 16th best in the US. The city enjoys high citation scores and a good work environment, with unemployment at 3%.
- San Francisco is the best city in California for young single professionals, thanks to its high professional score. However, the city has a very high cost of living, with a current median rent of $3,167.
To see the full report and methodology, go here.