Sunday, May 4, 2008

Philadelphia Hits the Top Ten

Those of us who rent houses and apartments have long known that the Philadelphia rental market is one where tenants get a bargain compared to other Metro areas like New York or Washington D.C.
In a recent survey, recently published a list of the top ten best cities for recent college graduates to live.

The "Top 10 Best Cities for Recent College Graduates" list, weighted the entry-level job openings, rental prices for one-bedroom apartments and large resident populations of young adults in their early 20s to create their listing

Top 10 Best Cities for Recent College Graduates listed with Average Rent:

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

I guess the part that amazes me here is not that Philadelphia is at the top of the list but that Los Angeles is listed at all!