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Top 10 Best Cities for Recent College Grads

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RISMEDIA, May 2, 2008-This spring, thousands of soon-to-be college graduates are planning to relocate. With the world as their oyster, choosing the best place to settle down can be a tough decision. To make the decision a little easier, Apartments.com, working in conjunction with CBcampus.com, CareerBuilder.com’s college job search site, is getting real by providing the top ten best cities for recent college graduates to live.

This information comes just in time for soon-to-be graduates to make the final call for entries for the “What’s Your FQ?” Sweepstakes (www.whatsyourfq.com) where one winner will walk away with the break of a lifetime-including free rent for a year, a Career Fast-Track Pack from CBcampus.com and $10,000 in cold, hard cash. Entries will be accepted until midnight on May 4, 2008.

“In light of the current economy, job availability and the cost of living are among the most pressing concerns on the minds of new college graduates,” said Tammy Kotula, public relations and promotions manager at Apartments.com. “To give them a leg up as they enter the ‘real world,’ Apartments.com is not only giving one lucky graduate the break of lifetime with the “What’s Your FQ?” Sweepstakes, but is also painting a real-world picture of both the job market and living expenses in the cities that young adults tend to migrate after college.”

With the “Top 10 Best Cities for Recent College Graduates” list, Apartments.com and CBcampus.com, have done the legwork for young professionals to begin their new lives with confidence, stemming from knowledge of entry-level job openings, rental prices for one-bedroom apartments and large resident populations of young adults in their early 20s.

Top 10 Best Cities for Recent College Graduates  Average Rent for One Bedroom Apartment 
1. Philadelphia  $962
2. Boston  $1,343
3. New York  $1,520
4. Phoenix  $741
5. Chicago  $1,029
6. Dallas-Fort Worth  $755
7. Los Angeles  $1,435
8. Houston  $778
9. Detroit  $699
10. Atlanta  $773

New graduates looking for additional resources to help plan their move can visit www.WhatsYourFQ.com to access searchable comprehensive national databases of apartments and jobs and insider tips and informative articles on how to transition to post-college living with ease.

The “Top 10 Best Cities for Recent College Graduates” research was based on ranking the top U.S. cities with the highest concentration of young adults (age 20 – 24) from the U.S. Census Bureau (2006), inventory of jobs requiring less than one year of experience from CBcampus.com (2008) and the average cost of rent for a one bedroom apartment from Apartments.com (2008).

For more information, visit www.Apartments.com.

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