To find the cities that offer young professionals the best of both worlds, I evaluated a number of cities on average salary, millennial appeal, diversity, black population, and the strength of the job market. New York, NY: While the cost of living is quite expensive, The Big Apple is arguably one of the countries’ most opportune cities. Fast paced and ever-changing, NYC is perfect for those who love to constantly be on the move and in the mix of things. is the place to be if you want to rub elbows with some of America’s most influential people.As one of the world’s biggest fashion capitals, aspiring fashion designers and models will be able to find their stride here. C.: Although it has a bad reputation due to its crime rate, Washington D. is actually one of the best places for African Americans to live. Especially great for those interested in a career in Politics or Public Affairs.
As this list’s highest paid and most diverse area, there’s no wonder many are flocking to the Bay.
Millennials will love the cities’ bar, club, and restaurant scene and residents describe it as “less cynical and self-conscious” than neighboring San Francisco.
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If you value diversity you’ll appreciate Seattle as some of its area lead the country. Plus, the growth in aerospace and high-tech employment creates precisely the kinds of high-wage jobs, including for blue-collar workers, that are lacking in many parts of the country.