Top 10 Locations for College Graduates

atlantaFor the many college seniors who are graduating soon and want to relocate, Atlanta is the best bet.

According to a report by and, Atlanta is the best place for recent college graduates to live. The study determined its results, which are very different from Best-Performing Cities 2009’s results, based on cities with the highest percentage of young adults ages 20-24 years of age, the number of jobs that require less than one year of experience, and the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment.

The average rent in Atlanta is only $724 a month; not too shabby.

“Many new grads are feeling the pressure of deciding where to live after college,” said Tammy Kotula, public relations and promotions manager for “Finding an affordable apartment and a good job may determine where to live, but it’s also important to look at cities offering the culture and lifestyle these young adults enjoy. With so many factors to consider, we want to provide new grads with a reliable resource to help them make informed decisions about these important next steps.”

If Atlanta isn’t your style, then maybe you should consider the other top contenders:

2. Phoenix: Average rent- $669
3. Denver: Average rent-  $779
4. Dallas: Average rent- $740
5. Boston: Average rent- $1,275
6. Philadelphia: Average rent- $938
7. New York City: Average rent- $1,366
8. Cincinnati: Average rent- $613
9. Baltimore: Average rent- $1,041
10. Los Angeles: Average rent- $1,319

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