Moving to a new city for the first time can be nerve-wracking. This is especially the case for millennials, who are living at home longer than any other generation. Whether for a new job or simply a change of pace, there's a lot of factors Generation Y might want to consider before leaving their parents' house. 

Niche, a company that researches and compiles information on cities, recently released its ranking of the best cities for millennials in America

Niche assessed more than 220 cities with a population of more than 100,000, focusing on 11 factors to determine which cities in the US were best-suited for young professionals. Some of those factors include access to bars and restaurants, percentage of residents age 25-34, cost of living, and unemployment rate. You can read a more about the methodology here.

A city in Massachusetts takes the top spot, while California is the state with the most cities on the list.

Keep reading to find out the 25 best cities for millennials in America. 

 

25. Tempe, Arizona

Population: 166,975

Access to bars: A

Access to restaurants: A-

Cost of living grade: C-

Unemployment rate: 6.1%

 

24. Plano, Texas

Population: 271,166

Access to bars: B+

Access to restaurants: A-

Cost of living grade: C+

Unemployment rate: 4.2%

 

23. Round Rock, Texas

Population: 106,972

Access to bars: A-

Access to restaurants: B+

Cost of living grade: C+

Unemployment rate: 5.3%

 

22. Atlanta, Georgia

Population: 440,641

Access to bars: A

Access to restaurants: A-

Cost of living grade: C

Unemployment rate: 8.7%

 

21. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Population: 306,045

Access to bars: A

Access to restaurants: A-

Cost of living grade: C+

Unemployment rate: 6%

 

20. Bellevue, Washington

Population: 132,268

Access to bars: A-

Access to restaurants: A-

Cost of living grade: D

Unemployment rate: 4.7%

 

19. Charleston, South Carolina

Population: 125,458

Access to bars: A-

Access to restaurants: A-

Cost of living grade: C

Unemployment rate: 5%

 

18. Durham, North Carolina

Population: 240,107

Access to bars: B+

Access to restaurants: A-

Cost of living grade: C+

Unemployment rate: 5.9%

 

17. Madison, Wisconsin


Population: 239,848

Access to bars: A

Access to restaurants: A-

Cost of living grade: C

Unemployment rate: 4.3%

 

16. Santa Clara, California

Population: 119,525

Access to bars: A-

Access to restaurants: A

Cost of living grade: D-

Unemployment rate:  5.2%

 

15. Jersey City, New Jersey

Population: 255,861

Access to bars: A

Access to restaurants: A-

Cost of living grade: D

Unemployment rate: 7.2%

 

14. Raleigh, North Carolina

Population: 423,287

Access to bars: A-

Access to restaurants: A-

Cost of living grade: C+

Unemployment rate: 6.2%

 

13. Sunnyvale, California

Population: 145,921

Access to bars: A-

Access to restaurants: A-

Cost of living grade: D-

Unemployment rate: 5.4%

 

12. Berkeley, California

Population: 115,688

Access to bars: A-

Access to restaurants: A

Cost of living grade: D-

Unemployment rate: 4.8%

 

11. Boston, Massachusetts

Population: 639,594

Access to bars: A

Access to restaurants: A

Cost of living grade: D

Unemployment rate: 6.9%

 

10. Austin, Texas

Population: 864,218

Access to bars: A-

Access to restaurants: A-

Cost of living grade: C

Unemployment rate: 5%

 

9. Washington, DC

Population: 633,736

Residents 25-34 years old: 22.1%

Access to bars: A

Access to restaurants: A

Cost of living grade: C-

Unemployment rate: 7.5%

 

8. Denver, Colorado

Population: 633,777

Access to bars: A

Access to restaurants: A-

Cost of living grade: C-

Unemployment rate: 5.6%

 

7. Seattle, Washington

Population: 637,850

Access to bars: A

Access to restaurants: A

Cost of living grade: D+

Unemployment rate:  4.7%

 

6. Minneapolis, Minnesota

Population: 394,424

Access to bars: A

Access to restaurants: A-

Cost of living grade: C+

Unemployment rate: 6.5%

 

5. Ann Arbor, Michigan

Population: 115,985

Access to bars: A-

Access to restaurants: A-

Cost of living grade: C-

Unemployment rate: 4%

 

4. San Francisco, California

Population: 829,072

Access to bars: A+

Access to restaurants: A

Cost of living grade: D-

Unemployment rate: 5.3%

 

3. Alexandria, Virginia

Population: 146,422

Residents 25-34 years old: 24.3%

Access to bars: B+

Access to restaurants: A

Cost of living grade: D+

Unemployment rate: 3.7%

 

2. Arlington, Virginia

Population: 220,173

Residents 25-34 years old: 27.9%

Access to bars: A-

Access to restaurants: A

Cost of living grade: C-

Unemployment rate: 2.8%

 

1. Cambridge, Massachusetts

Population: 106,844

Residents 25-34 years old: 27.4%

Access to bars: A

Access to restaurants: A

Cost of living grade: D

Unemployment rate: 4.2%

 

This story first appeared on Business Insider.  

Published on: Jul 29, 2016