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Raleigh Deemed One of the Best Cities for Grads

July 20, 2020


With the impact of COVID-19 this year, it’s more important than ever for the graduating class of 2020 to find the right cities to live that offer job opportunities, manageable cost of living, with salaries that make sense with the respective city rents, and the potential for a good social life once Shelter-in-Place or Stay-at-Home orders lift. Zumper’s ranking takes all that into account with a 7 category index to thoroughly cover the top 100 cities across the nation.


2. Raleigh, NC

Raleigh did well across the board in terms of categories, ranking in the upper half for all. This city performed especially well with its high population of individuals with Bachelor’s degrees, which means there are many relatable people with similar educational backgrounds to this year’s new grads, and ranked in the top 20 for median income.

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