boston from kiplinger_personal_finance website

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has released its list of the best cities for young adults, professionals, families, second acts (empty-nesters) and retirees.

Not surprising to any of us who already live here, Boston ranked high, at #3 (only Madison, WI and Austin, TX were ranked higher).

Kiplinger’s analyzed each US major city to determine which satisfied specific requirements, including a strong job market with growth potential, affordable housing for twenty-somethings living on an entry-level salary, and a vibrant social scene. Rental costs and an abundance of restaurants were also factored in.

Boston did well when it came to nightlife/restaurants and health of the job market (we have a much-lower unemployment rate than other US cities) but suffered when it came to cost of living and average apartment rents.

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