Word comes from Homes.com that Dallas is the second to only Atlanta as one of the best cities for new college graduates to thrive in. Our average starting salary, reasonable rents, low unemployment rate, and higher-than-average number of nearby colleges and universities makes us a great place to live for debt-crippled former students who have developed a taste for ramen noodles and cheap beer.
“In a still-recovering economy, where the job market remains uncertain and the repayment of student loans is a daunting reality for many recent grads, the ideal place for many may be wherever that first job is landed,” according to Homes.com. “Nonetheless, some cities are more promising than others, providing college grads exceptional opportunities for growing careers and affordable housing.”
Homes.com, in partnership with ForRentUniversity.com, came up with a list of the 10 most favorable cities for new college grads to live, work, and play. Of course, Dallas has some great starter apartments for new college grads, but if you aspire for more, you’ll adore the lease of the week in the Azure.
Unit 506 is just perfect at 952 square feet with one bedroom, one full bath and one half bath, and views of Uptown from the terrace. It’s listed by Virginia Cook Realtor John Pritchett for $2,450 a month.
Yes, that’s a bit more steep than the $900 a month average rent that Homes.com says makes Dallas attractive to the younger set, but this gorgeous unit is so worth it. You get an open floorplan with a terrace, hardwood floors in the living areas, stainless steel appliances, sleek kitchen cabinets, a stackable washer and dryer, as well as a beautiful travertine tile bathroom with shower and jetted tub.
Things you’ll love about this unit? Tons, including the fireplace on the terrace, the glass walls in the bathroom, the open master suite, and the amenities that this beautiful building offers. You get an infinity pool, a fitness center, and the cache of living in one of the more recognizable highrises in Dallas.
And if you pay off your student loans, you might be able to afford it!