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10 Places Where College Grads Can Settle

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10 Places Where College Grads Can Settle

Rent.com, a rental housing listing site, recently ranked the top 25 markets for new college grads, factoring in unemployment, cost of living, and annual mean wages. The following are the top 10 cities on its list (in no particular order), where young grads would most likely find housing, work, and a suitable paycheck.

Atlanta, Ga.

Mean annual income: $46,600

Median price for a one-bedroom apartment: $800

Boston, Mass.

Mean annual income: $57,500

Median price for a one-bedroom apartment: $1,590

Houston, Texas

Mean annual income: $47,500

Median price for a one-bedroom apartment: $800

Denver, Colo.

Mean annual income: $50,300

Median price for a one-bedroom apartment: $970

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.

Mean annual income: $49,800

Median price for a one-bedroom apartment: $900

Seattle, Wash.

Mean annual income: $54,800

Median price for a one-bedroom apartment: $1,300

Dallas, Texas

Mean annual income: $46,200

Median price for a one-bedroom apartment: $900

Raleigh, N.C.

Mean annual income: $45,200

Median price for a one-bedroom apartment: $800

Washington, D.C.

Mean annual income: $62,900

Median price for a one-bedroom apartment: $1,600

St. Louis, Mo.

Mean annual income: $44,200

Median price for a one-bedroom apartment: $960

Source: “The Best Cities for New College Grads in 2013,” Forbes (March 22, 2013)

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