As the class of 2017 graduates from college and enters the workforce, there are likely many, many people looking at their options and trying to find the cities where they can achieve the ever-ellusive work/life balance. Well, the website Trulia did a little legwork and found the best cities for recent-grad job offerings, and affordable housing. The sweet spot.
As Trulia indicated, "we found six metros where you can spend a bit less on housing without giving up too much on the job options." That means, six cities where recent grads can find good jobs and affordable living options.
The Bay Area, New York, and Boston were all too expensive to make the list (for housing reasons), and we all know there are plenty of places in the country with cheap housing but no job opportunities. Still, they found six locations with good opportunities in both arenas. Those areas are (in no particular order):
- Seattle, Washington
- Hartford, Connecticut
- Baltimore, Maryland
- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Detroit, Michigan
- Dayton, Ohio
So if you, or someone you know, is searching for that perfect marriage of job and cost of living, maybe one of the cities on this list is where to look next. All it takes is a little creativity and research; your next great opportunity could be in a place you never expected it.