The 10 best cities for recent college grads to live

Smartphone washington us capitol walkingREUTERS/Kevin LamarqueWashington, DC, was the No. 1 city for post-grads.

The most important thing to do after graduating from college, aside from finding gainful employment, is finding a place to live. polled 1,000 renting millennials to find out the best cities in the US for post-grads. Washington, DC, was the top city for post-graduate-aged people to settle.

The survey found that increased job potential was the biggest factor in deciding where to live. also took into account cities with high concentrations of like-minded millennials, and cities with great nightlife options.

Here are the 10 best cities for college grads:

1. Washington, DC

2. Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota

3. Denver, Colorado

4. San Francisco, California

5. Boston, Massachusetts

6. Austin, Texas

7. Seattle, Washington

8. Raleigh, North Carolina

9. Baltimore, Maryland

10. Cincinnati, Ohio

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