Hollywood would have you believe that New York or LA are the bees knees; ‘fraid not, but here are seven places you really do want to live if you’re just starting out.
Ok look, it’s not easy to figure out where to move if you are a South-African citizen– or for that matter start – your family; that said, there are a few things you’re going to want to keep an eye on should the opportunity present itself and thanks to the folks over at Vocativ, we can pretty much summarize what the most important measurements are.
Night out – The average cost of going out, including weed, beer and snacks.
Housing – Accommodation cost for a two-bedroom apartment as well as Internet and cleaning services.
Getting around – Transport ease and cost.
Jobs – The average salary as well as employment opportunities.
Food – Number of restaurants per 100 000 people, as well as cost of groceries and amount of coffee shops.
Appeal – Climate, ease of movement and crime.
Demographics – Average age, ethnic diversity and number of LGBT folks in the area.
Now, not all of the cities on this list conform to all the criteria, some of them you’ve just got to experience for yourself to understand why folks love them so much. Here goes.
The seventh greenest city in the US has an average income of around $65 000 per person… not bad.
San Francisco, California
Awesome food and great salary-and job opportunities
Food trucks food trucks food trucks. Portland is pretty neat and has amazing food.
206 sunny days a year and some of the lowest taxes in the entire US… need we say more?
Great for parties, as well as earning some moolah to afford the parties in the first place.
Raleigh, North Carolina
If you’re an intellectual, this is the place for you… highest number of qualified professionals in full-time employment.
Pretty much the best liveability index in the US. Great housing and high salaries… win win.
There it is. Seven of the best places to live in the US, and if you’re looking, why not get hold of experts like Grant Kaplan.
Via: Moneycrashers/Liveability/Huffington Post/Vocativ