List: Minneapolis is 5th best city for college grads


Minneapolis beat out Chicago and San Francisco to take No. 5 in Apartment Guide's list of "Top 10 Cities for College Grads."

Sarah Cutler, a business analyst at Target, tells USA TODAY why she made the decision to move to Minneapolis from the suburbs of St. Louis after she completed her internship.

"The people were very kind, very Midwestern and very warm and friendly," Cutler said.

The affordable cost of living, a decent transportation system and several companies headquartered in the Twin Cities makes for an attractive home for 20-somethings, the newspaper reports.

Not to mention the city's urban parks, lakes and bike paths.

Topping the list is New York followed by Washington D.C. USA TODAY expands the list to 20 cities with San Diego in last place.

In Apartment Guide's survey of 2013 college graduates, 80 percent of respondents said they would move to a city where they landed a job as opposed to where they wanted to live.

Most post-grads, 42 percent, said they were ready to relocate to the suburbs versus 31 percent who said they'd like to move to a big city.

Minneapolis-St. Paul also made's list of best cities for college grads, citing a booming live theater scene (third to New York and Chicago), locally-sourced eateries, bicycle-friendly neighborhoods and hip bars.

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