Colorado Springs - Top Young Professional CityColorado Springs was ranked 6th best city for Young Professionals by AOL Real Estate News.  They considered a number of variables like affordability, employment opportunities, cost of living, social activities, and places with the highest percentage of 20-29 year olds.  

Here Are The Top Cities for Young Professionals:

  1. Cincinnati, Ohio Metro population: 2,130,151 Residents ages 20-29: 13.3 percent Monthly rent: $675 Starting salary: $41,800
  2. Seattle, Wash. Metro population: 3,349,809 Residents ages 20-29: 14.5 percent Monthly rent: $942 Starting salary: $46,700
  3. Baton Rouge, La. Metro population: 802,484 Residents ages 20-29: 16.3 percent Monthly rent: $714 Starting salary: $41,400
  4. Minneapolis, Minn. Metro population: 3,279,833 Residents ages 20-29: 14.1 percent Monthly rent: $830 Starting salary: $44,400
  5. Washington, D.C. Metro population: 5,582,170 Residents ages 20-29: 14.6 percent Monthly rent: $1,226 Starting salary: $49,000
  6. Colorado Springs, Colo. Metro population: 645,613 Residents ages 20-29: 15.1 percent Monthly rent: $802 Starting salary: $42,300
  7. Chicago, Ill. Metro population: 9,461,105 Residents ages 20-29: 14.0% Cost-of-living score: 114.4 Monthly rent: $882 Starting salary: $44,300
  8. Madison, Wis. Metro population: 568,593 Residents ages 20-29: 17.3% Cost-of-living score: 108.1 Monthly rent: $804 Starting salary: $41,200
  9. Atlanta, Ga. Metro population: 5,268,860 Residents ages 20-29: 13.6% Cost-of-living score: 97.5 Monthly rent: $897 Starting salary: $43,300