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29 Cities All Twentysomethings Should Pick Up And Move To

Pack your bags and maybe your passport.

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We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us where twentysomethings should live. Here’s what they had to say (in no particular order):


3. Salt Lake City

"We have inexpensive homes, there are a million and one things to do, lots of bars, craft beer, art festivals, and you can go skiing before you go to work." —Submitted by Cellardoor221

4. Phoenix

"It's easy to navigate, everything's kinda cheap, there are great colleges, and California's a short and fun road trip away." —Submitted by Kayla Livingston via Facebook

5. Raleigh, North Carolina

"It's really inexpensive and has a lot of cool restaurants and nightlife. The city is sort of up-and-coming (as evident by the increase in hipsters). Sweet lil' cheap city — check it out." —Submitted by malburger


6. Philadelphia

"It's close to a bunch of other big cities, an hour from the beach, way cheaper than NYC, and there are great bars and food...specifically, cheesesteaks." —Submitted by Lizz Kula via Facebook

7. El Paso, Texas

"We have a great university, a low cost of living, amazing weather pretty much year-round, plenty of nightlife, theaters, outdoor activities, a zoo, a baseball team, a hockey team (in the desert!)... Someone stop me before I write an essay." —Submitted by Elizabeth Olivas via Facebook

8. St. Louis

"The zoo, art museum, history museum, science center, planetarium, Anheuser-Busch brewery tour, and Cahokia Mounds (super-cool ancient Native American metropolis) are all FREE!" —Submitted by Janet Prieto via Facebook


10. Chicago

"We have art, culture, beaches, a variety of interesting or quiet neighborhoods, amazing food, several good colleges, reasonably reliable public transportation, and it can be very affordable if you're willing to have roommates and/or not live in the super-trendiest neighborhoods." —Submitted by MrsKChicago

11. Burlington, Vermont

"It is kinda pricey, but it has amazing food and music. It's just a great small city!" —Submitted by Kay Hadley via Facebook

12. Baltimore

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"It gets a bad rap, but it's actually super affordable and has a bunch of cool neighborhoods, a thriving art scene, and more fun bars than you could count. Plus, it's an easy $7 train ride from D.C." —Submitted by Kimberly Ann via Facebook


14. Kalamazoo, Michigan

"The cost of living is fantastic for twentysomethings fresh out of college. There are tons of local restaurants that carry locally grown foods as well as being one of the forerunners in the craft beer game. And it's home to companies like Pfizer and Stryker which both offer entry level positions." —Submitted by Janette Scott via Facebook

15. Los Angeles

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"So many things to explore, many other 20-year-olds, an acting career is an opportunity, or joining the Navy or military. And who wouldn't want to live near Disneyland?!" —Submitted by PaulaDeenHoney

16. Washington, D.C.

"Tons of young people, endless receptions with free food, and amazing public transportation. In one day, you can easily walk from a lunch barbecue in the suburbs, to a free art museum, to a festival on the national mall, to a downtown bar." Submitted by Isabel Lane via Facebook


19. Portland, Oregon

"You can make pretty good money doing almost anything and actually afford to live. There's a lush natural scene, a really avid nightlife, and let's not forget the abundance of cool restaurants always popping up! It just has just has a really cool vibe that's perfect for twentysomethings." —Submitted by KikiTee1

20. Atlanta

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"The Hollywood of the South! There's a neighborhood for everyone with a low cost of living, festivals every weekend, amazing music scene, NYC shows before they hit Broadway, and snow days with just a chance of snow!" —Submitted by sarahm415d11717


21. Prague

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"It's beautiful, cultural, and Americans love it here. Living here is much cheaper compared with living in L.A." —Submitted by Olga Kadlecová via Facebook

23. Melbourne, Australia

"Social services, amazing food and drink, beautiful insular suburbs, great universities, natural beauty, and large pockets of progressive culture." —Submitted by Kiri Quokka Crocker via Facebook

24. Zurich

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"We have a beautiful lake, river, and nice nature (like the Alps) really close around. Plus, many jobs — and because of that, enough money to do whatever we like. Partying, traveling, and freedom in general. Love it!" —Submitted by gaggibrot


25. Fukuoka, Japan

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"Great health care, low cost of living, amazing food, and being able to get nearly anywhere in Asia by public transit exclusively is really great. You’ll never need a car, a driver’s licence, or any of that!" —Submitted by tianzhonghair

27. Seoul, South Korea

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"I lived and worked there as a teacher for four years and met some of the best people and had adventures almost every weekend. All while not feeling too broke and being able to put a little bit aside before returning home." —Submitted by sydneys11

28. Montreal

"Great food, great nightlife, cheap rent, lots of universities, there’s always a festival going on, rich history, and the people. Montrealers are amazing!" —Submitted by marie-michelelv

29. St. Petersburg

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"You can easily live on $200 a month (especially after the fall of the ruble), and it’s gorgeous. Great nightlife, anti-cafés, and the hipster music scene is pretty legit, too." —Submitted by theKatherine

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