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View Poll Results: Best city for young professional?
New York City 15 17.65%
Chicago 19 22.35%
Los Angeles 2 2.35%
Atlanta 2 2.35%
San Francisco 4 4.71%
Washington DC 2 2.35%
Philadelphia 4 4.71%
Boston 2 2.35%
Miami 1 1.18%
Dallas 1 1.18%
Seattle 6 7.06%
Houston 14 16.47%
Charlotte 4 4.71%
Other? 9 10.59%
Voters: 85. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-13-2008, 04:05 PM
 
Location: USA
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My vote would go for Chicago. It's cost of living beat out NYC/DC/San Fran/Boston. It's entertainmeny/nightlife beats out all those cities except NYC. It has a very diverse and balanced economy, and its desirable areas still aren't priced out.

Plus you have the best party neighborhood in the country...(biased?)

My runner ups would be LA/DC/NYC. Your money won't go nearly as far, but you'll still have a great experience if you can manage to scrape by.
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Old 12-13-2008, 05:43 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Someone who is 25 and has a master's degree in Agriculture may think Des Moines would be best
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Old 12-13-2008, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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Either New York City or Los Angeles.
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Old 12-13-2008, 06:20 PM
 
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argh, unfortunately that would be Chicago, but please don't come here and spoil my city with ur young urban proffesional ways. Go to NYC or something, that's city already been pretty much destroyed- not much left to salvage there. Leave Chicago with what little uniqueness it has left.

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Old 12-14-2008, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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I'd like to point out that even were two people making over $100k, it still amounts to very little in New York City.

If I were to move there, and with my job I certainly could, I'd be making over $400,000 in after tax income and it still wouldn't mean a whole lot.

If you aren't looking to ever own or really "live" someplace for a long period of time, New York or San Francisco are awesome places for young professionals.

I grew up in NY and I do perfectly fine here. I end up saving nearly 35% my income after paying rent, bills, loans. If you don't live a materialistic extravagant lifestyle, you'll do just fine. My fiance and I do.
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Old 12-27-2008, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Minneapolils
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Default Wow, no Minneapolis on this list???

No Mpls on this list? I would have thought it had a chance considering that it was #5 on Forbes best for young professionals 2008. I guess the cold winters were that much of a factor this time around huh? haha
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Old 12-27-2008, 04:08 PM
 
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Philly for balance, especially relating to cost of living.
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Old 12-27-2008, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I picked Houston because it seems everyone is hiring here.
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Old 01-15-2009, 02:59 PM
 
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Denver
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Old 01-15-2009, 03:33 PM
 
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No Mpls on this list? I would have thought it had a chance considering that it was #5 on Forbes best for young professionals 2008. I guess the cold winters were that much of a factor this time around huh? haha
I bet Minneapolis will rank well on the Forbes list again this year.

IMO, the best cities for young professionals would be Minneapolis, Denver, Austin, Portland, Seattle, Boston, Raleigh, San Francisco and a few others.
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