We’ve all been there. Feeling stuck and wanting to make a fresh start. It can be overwhelming having to think about where to go. Well we’re going to help you out, by letting you know the best places to move to start over. And if you live it New England, you may not have to go to far. Two of those locations are just a drive away.
In order to come up with this top 10 list, FinanceBuzz compiled information from 50 of the largest U.S. cities. They then gave them a score based on peer population, employment, social scene, and cost of living.
Peer Population and the best places to start over
This metric looked at four different aspects:
- The percentage of single people in each city
- The percentage of the population that is between the ages of 19 and 34 in each city
- The percentage of people currently enrolled in college in each city
- The number of colleges and universities per 100,000 people
Employment took these aspects into consideration:
- Unemployment rate in each city
- Median income for full-time, year-round workers in each city
- Year-over-year change in overall employment in each city
- The number of bars per 100,000 people
- Number of nightlife spots per 100,000 people
- Number of restaurants per 100,000 people
- Number of gyms and fitness centers per 100,000 people
- Number of community centers per 100,000 people
- The number of sport and social clubs per 100,000 people
Cost of Living
- The cost of living in a city
- The average monthly cost for a one-bedroom apartment near city center
- The average monthly cost for a one-bedroom apartment outside of city center
Key findings of the best places to start over
- St Louis, Missouri is the top-rated city in the U.S. for people looking to start over.
- New York City is the most difficult city to move to for a fresh start.
- Hartford, Connecticut has the best social scene score.
- Birmingham, Alabama has the best cost of living score compared to other cities we studied.
So let’s get to the top 10 of the best places to go if you’re looking for a fresh start!