10 Best Cities for Young Couples

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So you’ve found someone to love, now you just have to find somewhere to live. Choosing the next place you’ll call home is a difficult task, especially when two people are involved in that decision.

But one thing is for sure — young couples tend to gravitate towards the city life because it gives them more options in their professional and personal lives. Before you put down roots, check out this list of the ten best cities for young couples to find the best place for your fresh start!

10. Portland, Oregon

Neon sign in downtown Portland Oregon

Portland will meet both you and your significant other’s needs because it offers residents the opportunity to work and also to get in touch with their creative side. Portland is also one of the best cities for young professionals, as there are both plenty of job prospects and plenty for to do for date night after work.

9. Denver, Colorado

Aerial image of downtown Denver Colorado with snowcapped mountains in the background

Many young couples are migrating to the greener pastures of Denver. It’s hard to resist thanks to the bustling small businesses, the music and art scenes, Red Rocks, craft beer, and sunshine. The suburbs are also close enough to the city that you can enjoy the excitement without paying for it.

8. Houston, Texas

green trees near body of water under blue sky during daytime in downtown Houston TX

Houston is somewhere young couples are able to grow because it appeals to such a wide demographic. You can enjoy the nightlife that the city has to offer and it’s a great place to raise a family. Not to mention Houston boasts a lower cost of living than most American cities. It also has a ton of job opportunities, making Houston one of the best cities for young professionals.

7. Seattle, Washington

aerial view of buildings and trees against a sunset in Seattle Washington

If you like coffee and sporting events, you’ll like Seattle. There’s no shortage of things to do or see, especially if you’re both passionate about the outdoors. Seattle is the right fit for an adventurous couple — just make sure to pack an umbrella before the big move.

6. San Francisco, California

lined of white-and-blue concrete buildings

Aside from the fact that San Francisco is beautiful all-year-round, it’s also a great place for young couples. You’ll never find yourself without anything to do because there is always something going on. The cost of living is not as low as other American cities, but date nights can be as cheap as watching the sunset or the street performers.

5. Washington, D.C.

vehicles on road during daytime

Move over, Mr. President! The diverse job market makes Washington D.C. is one of the best cities for young professionals. With one of the country’s highest percentage of educated young professionals, you and your partner will have your pick of the smart circles to network. Plus, the great nightlife downtown is something you don’t see on C-SPAN.

4. Chicago, Illinois

red and white chicago signage

Chicago’s restaurants should be reason alone to move there, whether you’re into deep-dish pizza, Chicago-style dogs, or top-notch sushi and steaks. Because the vibrant university life, Chicago is also bustling with young adults. You’ll make friends to go to Bears games with in no time!

3. Boston, Massachusetts

high-rise buildings in downtown Boston, MA

Boston is a city that’s very easy to like. From dog parks to cool bars and restaurants, baseball to Quincy Market, there are so many places for you and your partner to explore. The locals might influence you enough that you may even start running.

2. Raleigh, North Carolina

Aerial View of City Buildings

Raleigh’s low cost of living isn’t its only selling point. Raleigh has a high employment rate, and there are many career opportunities, making it one of the best cities for young professionals. It’s the perfect place to raise a family.  Constantly evolving, it’s a city that grows with you while serving up the same charm as a countryside town.

1. San Diego, California

people on beach during the day in San Diego, CA

Even if you and your significant other disagree on most things, you’ll agree that San Diego is great. Not only is it very romantic (who doesn’t love watching the sunset every night from the beach?) but it’s also a fun city to live in, with plenty to do, see, and eat. You and your other half will always have a good time if you decide to call San Diego home.

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