Good Food, Cheap Beer, and Hot Singles: the Top 13 Cities for Millennials

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There are officially more millennials living in their parents’ basements than there are striking out on their own, buying homes, or shacking up with bae.

(I know, right? The twenty-teens are not a good decade to be a young person, and not even Snapchat can make up for that).

But for the lucky few who’ve found great jobs, paid off their debt, and finally left the nest, there’s a new, pressing question that needs to be answered.

Where, oh where, should I – a cool, hip, gainfully employed millennial with a soft spot for sexy singles, late night eats, and cheap beer – call home?

We can’t exactly whip out a crystal ball and predict your future, but we will say this. You really can’t go wrong with any these 10 millennial-friendly cities.

1. San Francisco, CA

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Job prospects: #1 (Forbes)

Hot singles: #2 (Forbes)

Cheap eats: #3 (Thrillist)

Great bars: #8 (Market Watch)


2. Austin, TX

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Job prospects: #4 (Forbes)

Hot singles: #4 (Forbes)

Best bars: #10 (Thrillist)

Cheapest living: #19 (Forbes)  

Written by Mary McCaw

Mary is a freelance writer and editor. She's based in San Francisco, but lately, home is wherever her suitcase is. If you really are what you eat, she is at least 50% pizza.