Forbes has named our fair city among the country’s top spots for young professionals, second only to Houston, Texas. Rankings were based on affordability, income levels, and the current job market. As our second place finish shows, general awesomeness was not taken into account.
Our 5.9% unemployment rate was the lowest of any city on the list, and our sweet starting salaries offset our higher cost of living. Thanks to the government, we also have a steady stream of job opportunities. Finally, lots of smarties from the nation’s top schools choose to settle here, apparently indicating a high degree of talent and ambition. Either that, or a lemming-like tendency of popped collars to follow their brethren. Forbes did not investigate this possibility.