Austin third-best city for new college grads, list says

Apr 22, 2014
Austin Business Journal

Livability.com has named Austin a top 10 best city for new college grads, according to a list released on April 20


The analysis done by the city-focused publication compared the number of 25- to 34-year-olds living in each city, rental property availability, unemployment rates, educational attainment, public transportation, cultural elements and the types of jobs available. Austin ranked third across the nation


Austin holds the highest number of 25- to 34-year-olds on the list, Livability said in a press release. The company also praised Austin's culture and vibrant music scene


"Austin's diverse economy is aided by major industries including computer technology, research and development and engineering, but there are also a bevy of entrepreneurs, artists and musicians," the company said in a statement


Cities on the list included, in order from first to last: Cambridge, Mass.; Bellevue, Wash.; Austin, Texas; Bethesda, Md.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Hoboken, N.J.; Ann Arbor, Mich.; Fargo, N.D.; Naperville, Ill,; and Mountain View, Calif.


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