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Best cities for college graduates

Kansas City may be a good place for young people to consider relocating to.

Kansas City may be a good place for young people to consider relocating to.

Whether you are just graduating from college or are about to get your diploma, odds are you are looking for a place to start the next phase of your life. There are many spots where you may be able to get a job, but many of those may not be the best places for someone who recently graduated. Finding a good place to bring your moving containers is important, so it may be best to explore a bit before you get packing.

Boston
While it is one of the most popular college cities in the country, Boston is also a staple for those looking for jobs right after graduation. There is a vibrant night life in The Hub, and employment levels are also high. The median annual income in the city is nearly $92,000, MoneyWatch explained. The rent is also competitive for an east coast city, as a two-bedroom apartment is approximately $2,600, on average. For a one-bedroom, the cost is slightly more than $2,000. Employment demand exists in a multitude of sectors, as well. Finance, education and healthcare are just some of the options in the city.

Denver
Heading out west will produce many moving options for you right out of college. Denver may be a perfect fit, as the area also caters to young people seeking work. The median salary for those right out of college is more than $49,000, while close to two-fifths of residents have a college degree, The Atlantic explained. Renting is also popular in the city, as more than one-third use this method to live. There are also many single people in the area, as approximately 32 percent have never tied the knot. Denver is a popular sports city, and it is also one with plenty to do.

Dallas
Texas has plenty of fun places to live, and its affordability may also be an attractive aspect for those living in the Lone Star State. One city in particular may stand out for college grads. Dallas has a low unemployment rate, as it is lower than the national average, MoneyWatch noted. This can help for those looking to get to a place with many opportunities. The median income is more than $69,000, as well. If you plan to rent in the city, both one- and two-bedroom options are quite affordable. The average rental price for a one-bedroom apartment is $770 per month, while the next step up is less than $940.

Madison, Wisconsin
Living in a place that has a varied climate is important to many people. If this is your thing, heading to Wisconsin might be the right decision. Madison, the home of the University of Wisconsin's main campus, has plenty to offer for someone right out of college. The unemployment rate is low, while the median income for someone right out of college is nearly $45,500, The Atlantic explained. This also can be a good place when looking for that special someone, as nearly 37 percent of the population hasn't gotten married.

Kansas City
The Great Plains has some hot spots for young people, so you may fit right in when traveling to Kansas City. The area has affordable living conditions, as the median annual income is more than $72,000, MoneyWatch added. There is also a reasonable rent level in the city, as the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment is approximately $630, and a two bedroom averages $809 per month. Health services and the educational industry are popular employment choices here.