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DC Ranks Fifth Among Best Cities for Young Professionals


Washington, DC has been named the fifth best city for young professionals around the country in a study by the apartment search engine

The ranking of the cities that appeal to white-collar workers ranging from early-20s to mid-30s was determined based on criteria such as demographics, rent-to-income ratio, recreation & community, and economics.

“If you’re a young professional looking to get into politics, there’s nowhere better than the nation’s capital,” says the company’s report. “From internships to working in the offices of congresspeople, opportunities abound. And as politics revolve around connecting with people, networking is practically an art form here. At power lunches and events, young professionals can make valuable connections to parlay into prized job positions.”

Besides politics, DC is an ideal place for careers in healthcare, communications, higher education and tech, according to the study.

The District is also popular among American youth for its nightlife, dining, arts and culture, as well as its good public transportation services.

Seattle, WA landed on the first spot of the list as the best city for young professionals, followed by Charleston, SC; San Francisco, CA; and Denver, CO.

Minneapolis, MN came sixth, Austin, TX was the seventh, Atlanta, GA was the eighth, Madison, WI was the ninth, and Boston, MA was the tenth on the top 10 list.

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