Top 5 Cities to Live in if You’re Single

Looking for a change? Maybe you’re searching for new job opportunities or seeking to further your education by going to medical school or law school. Or perhaps you’re just looking for a new adventure.

If finding a romantic relationship or meeting new people is a factor in your search for a new city, look no further. From great entertainment to meeting other single-and-ready-to-mingle folks, this list of amazing, solo-friendly cities could help you decide where to move next!

New Orleans, LA

New Orleans, or “The Big Easy” as it’s affectionately known, makes for a wonderful change in pace from many other large U.S. cities. With its fusion of French, African, and American cultures, you’ll always have something to do. New Orleans is most known for its live music, Mardi Gras, the iconic French Quarter, and Bourbon Street.

While NOLA has certainly got you covered when it comes to entertainment, the city’s local universities ensure a vibrant and youthful atmosphere. With plenty of job opportunities in its busy Central Business District, relatively affordable cost-of-living, and about 70% of unwedded individuals, you’re likely to find the perfect person with whom to enjoy all New Orleans has to offer.

Austin, TX

Another southern location considered one of the best cities for singles is Austin, TX — the live music capital of the world. With a laid-back culture and warm climate, Texas’s capital is a great place to meet new people.

Whether you’re looking to square dance at the famous Broken Spoke Saloon, jog around Lady Bird Lake, or play a round of putt-putt at the local Peter Pan Mini Golf, you’ll find plenty of activities to keep you entertained. Austin’s booming tech sector has also attracted young professionals from across the country, while the affordable cost of living and friendly atmosphere make it an easy place to call home.

Madison, WI

Don’t think you can make it through a southern summer? Don’t worry. Wisconsin’s state capital is a true gem of the north. Home to the University of Wisconsin, this fantastic city has been deemed the best college town in the US.

Surrounded by Lakes Mendota and Monona’s scenic beauty, this capital city offers plenty of outdoor activities during the summer, an affordable cost of living, bike-friendly streets, and plenty of local breweries to escape Wisconsin’s cold winter months.

Portland, OR

Want to enjoy outdoor activities year-round? From hiking picturesque landscapes in summer to skiing down impressive mountains in winter, Portland might be your new favorite place. But outdoor activities aren’t all Portland has to offer. Its budding art scene, myriad of farm-to-table restaurants, and ample career opportunities with major employers like Intel, Nike, and Xerox, make Portland a fantastic place to live — and maybe even find love.

Boston, MA

Prefer a city with history and a more European feel? Boston is your town. This Massachusetts powerhouse is a magnet for young professionals, as it is home to both MIT and Harvard. Rich in American history and walkable streets, Boston boasts tons of outdoor recreation.

It’s home to the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, and Boston Celtics — a mecca for sports fans. Only about 30% of Boston’s population aged 18+ is married, so the odds of finding the perfect guy or gal to accompany you to the museum, park, or sports game is definitely a possibility.

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