So, you just got done with the greatest four years (or maybe 7 years) of your life and now it’s time to decide where to start your new life as a so-called “adult.” But where do you go? Going back home is always an option, but you and your parents have probably had enough of each other for over 20 years. New York is nice, but who wants to be a speck in a mass of over 15 million people? Well, according to multiple sources Boston is the perfect place if you’re a recent college graduate. It is consistently ranked in the top 15 cities by publications such as the Atlantic, the Daily Beast, and Forbes, while recently ranking #3 in a list by Apartments.com and Career Builder.
But what makes Boston so attractive to these young professionals? Well one obvious reason is the culture. Boston provides an array of entertainment, dining, and history that can satisfy any cultural appetite no matter what your interests are. It’s the same reason anyone comes to Boston: the Freedom Trail, historic North End, Fenway Park, the Tall Ships, and plenty of others.
Another reason for recent college graduates to love Boston is its youth. Within this great city are over 50 college and university campuses ranging from Boston College, Boston University, Tufts University, and many more varying in size and specialty. This youth makes it easy for young professionals to ease their way into the post-college life, providing an atmosphere that balances the vigor of college with the professionalism of adulthood.
What’s the most common concern coming out of college? Landing a job. Especially with the recent recession, those with liberal arts degrees and non-job-specific diplomas are struggling to find employment. Fortunately Boston is one of the best cities in that category as well. Its unemployment rate is lower than the national average and it makes up for a high cost of living by having higher average salaries. Additionally, it ranks 8th nationally in availability of professional, technical, management, and creative jobs according to the Atlantic. Boston is the perfect place to start and cultivate your career.
Moving to Boston is the first step in a thrilling new adventure after college and we’re here to make the transition even smoother. Once you find an apartment and roommates you’ll be on your way to a great life in this young city brimming with culture and opportunities. Good luck and enjoy your new home!