Between the pool parties, the creative mingling, and the growing bike community, we can totally understand why Phoenix is a great place for Millennials. Now, as if those weren't enough, Time magazine has just given up-and-comers another reason make a trip to the Valley of the Sun: jobs.
Just in time for the new graduating class of in-debt job-seekers, Time.com released a list of the best cities for recent grads. The list, which originally was compiled by Apartment.com, excludes any city with an unemployment rate higher than 7 percent and factors in such other important criteria as gross median income, average rent for a one-bedroom apartment, and age demographic, with preference given to cities with a large population of residents between ages 25 and 29.
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Although the list was not ranked, Phoenix was featured second, just after Denver, and noted for advantageous qualities, including an average rent price of $842, which isn't the cheapest on the list (that goes to Cincinnati with an average rent of $707) but when you pair that with Phoenix's gross medium income of $81,349 (the highest of all the cities on the list), it's a pretty sweet deal.
To check out which other cities made the cut and why, visit the article on Time.com.