If you prefer to be a little warmer, head down to the bronze medal-winning ATL.
You’ll get rewarded nicely for it too, thanks to an average starting salary of $43,000 — a nice chunk of change considering the cost of living is 6% below the national average, but it could be tough to find your first position, considering unemployment sits at 8.2%.
The number of single folks is right around average, but the number of 20-to-24-year-olds is a bit low (probably, as with New York City, because it is so large and diverse). Still, in a city so big, there’s at least plenty of people to hang out with.
Plus, if you like mild winters, trips to the coast and an airport bursting with international flights, this could just be the perfect starting place for you.