Seattle and Dayton, Ohio, don’t have much in common, but they are both good destinations for upcoming college graduates.
Trulia, using its own real estate data and employment data from Indeed, found the six best markets for young professionals entering the workforce. Along with Seattle and Dayton, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Baltimore, and Hartford, Conn., offer the best mix of available jobs, favorable incomes, and housing and rental affordability.
The bad news is that the local markets with the most opportunities for young grads are among the least affordable. The good news is that some lower-cost markets also offer numerous opportunities for recent grads, though not as many as the priciest markets.