Best Cities for College Grads
1. Ithaca, NY
Home to Cornell University and Ithaca College, Ithaca turns out to be a pretty good place to stick around after college. Alternative weekly Utne Reader calls the 30,000-resident city “the most enlightened,” especially with a vibrant scene for young people. Downtown there’s a mall that was once a high school, a citywide arts festival, and a healthy history of social innovation. Underemployed college graduates have been able to create a massive network of social service agencies, making it a great place to find footing as a recent grad.