United States of America is considered to be one of the best countries to live in in the world, therefore it is always a bit of challenge when it comes to determining the best city. But in this article we will specifically be looking into the aspects of life that matter the most to young professionals.
When it comes to the best places to live in the US or any other country in the world many reports look into education, crime rate, health care and etc. Do not get me wrong, these are crucial, but sometimes things like getting around or quality of nights out are equally as important to certain age groups. While getting around is self-explanatory (the quality of public transport, taxi fares etc;), by night out I mean for example the amount of quality bars, restaurants and night clubs, cost of a beverage or a burger when you reach the junk food craving stage.
What else comes to your mind when you think about the priorities of young professionals? This group of people are not students any more, therefore sharing a room or a flat with 4 other people is rarely a preferred option. As young professionals are normally only on their way to their career peak, basic financial expenses like rent is still very important. Consequently, another aspect we have looked into when it comes to the best places to live in the US is housing. This includes: rent costs, bills, maintenance needs etc;
A young professional would not be a young professional if he or she did not have good job opportunities in the selected city. Therefore, that is surely one of the crucial factors when it comes to the best places to live in the US for career driven young people. What we have looked into is: employment opportunities, wages, time taken to find a new job.
We believe that the last (certainly not the least) factor is also very important for the chosen group, so we have identified the best city to live in the US based on it too:
- Food – selection of cuisines, cost of essential foods, quality and amount of take out restaurants;
We all have our own preferences when it comes to lifestyle choices, so, based on yours, have a look at the below review of the best places to live in the US and decide which city is an ideal next stop for you!
1. Night out - Boise, Idaho
With great living standards in general Boise also stands out in quality of nights out - it has got good selection of bars with incredibly cheap beverages compared to other US cities.
2. Getting around - New York, New York
NYC is famous for many things but compared to other US cities it has definitely got the best public transport system complemented by thousands of iconic yellow New York taxis which makes journeys in Big Apple very easy.
3. Food - Washington D.C
The capital of US - Washington D.C - has the best variety of cuisines and coffee shops to offer in the country. Even though the essential food products are not the cheapest, D.C still deserves to be in the top seed of our list for this category.
4. Housing - Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Rent cost in Winston-Salem is incredible! One can get a nice two bedroom apartment for approximately $240 pcm. Buying a property in this city is also a bargain, however, it might not be the best investment choice in the long run.
5. Jobs - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minneapolis has many job opportunities for it's residents: good salary averages and low unemployment rates put it in our top seed for Jobs category.