Top Places to Move to After Graduation

May 7, 2020

This is part two of me freaking out about graduating from college next year but without a video.

To calm my mind, I’ve been going apartment hunting (virtually), and in the midst of many late night apartment hunts, I figured out the four cities I would like to move to after I graduate.

As much as I want to move to a city in the United States where I will be completely accepted and won’t experience any discrimination/racism, I know that won’t happen any time soon.

Keeping this in mind, here are the four cities I would like to move to after graduation. The first two are in Tennessee as safety nets, and the last two are absolute dreams.

NASHVILLE, TN

AVERAGE APARTMENT SIZE: 889 sq. ft.
AVERAGE APARTMENT RENT: $1,428
(via rentcafe.com)

SOME PLACES OF RECREATION: Centennial Park, Centennial Dog Park, Grand Ole Opry (plus mall & mini golf course), Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

PROS
* coffee shops everywhere
* low unemployment rate

CONS
* HUMIDITY
* many people moving there
(via zumper.com)

KNOXVILLE, TN

AVERAGE APARTMENT SIZE: 970 sq. ft.
AVERAGE APARTMENT RENT: $1,082
(via rentcafe.com)

SOME PLACES OF RECREATION: Spring Place Park, Ijams Nature Center, Crescent Bend House & Garden

PROS
* close to Great Smoky Mountains
* Market Square
* renovated downtown

CONS
* public transportation
* super political
* UTK craziness
(via bestplaces.net)

CINCINNATI, OH

AVERAGE APARTMENT SIZE: 869 sq. ft.
AVERAGE APARTMENT RENT: $1,007
(via rentcafe.com)

SOME PLACES OF RECREATION: Krohn Conservatory, Cincinnati Art Museum, Burnet Woods, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

PROS
* Joe Burrow
* booming job market
* “thriving food scene”
* diverse neighborhoods

CONS
* unpredictable weather
* lack of public transportation
* political divide
(via wandercincinnati.com)

SEATTLE, WA

AVERAGE APARTMENT SIZE: 693 sq. ft.
AVERAGE APARTMENT RENT: $2,169
(via rentcafe.com)

SOME PLACES OF RECREATION: Pike Place Market, Space Needle, Warren G. Magnuson Park, Kubota Garden

PROS
* no income tax
* 4th safest city in the country
* great food

CONS
* rains a lot
* traffic
* long winters
(via psmoving.com)


Of course, where I end up depends on the job I’ll have. Cincinnati, Ohio is the ultimate dream, but I’ll be content with anything.

As anxious as the future and the unknown make me, I have to remain patient and take life day by day.

Be you. Be true. Make smart decisions.

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