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Young professional dream town: Houston rated top five in nation for young adults

Are you a young professional looking to settle down? You've come to the right place at the right time: H-Town has been named a top spot for young adults. 

The Business Journals' On Numbers looked at the nation's major metropolitan statistical areas to determine which cities offer the best environment for college graduates to establish themselves in this post-recession economy.

 Austin — described as the "ultimate land of opportunity for men and women in their 20s and early 30s" — is No. 1.  

Austin — which the Business Journal describes as the "ultimate land of opportunity for men and women in their 20s and early 30s" — is No. 1 in the ranking, followed by San Jose, Calif., Washington, D.C., and Boston. Houston ranked No. 5 on the nationwide list. 

On Numbers considered 10 data points to determine the ranking: Population growth, long-term and short-term private-sector employment growth, per capita income and long-term income growth, share of all residents between the ages of 18 and 34 and the annual unemployment rate and share of bachelor's degrees for that age group, the share of householders under the age of 45 with household incomes of $150,000 or more and the median rent. 

We can think of a handful of other reasons why this city is ideal for post-grad relocation — the arts, the culture, the electrifying food scene

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