25 Best Cities For Young People To Live In

Posted by , Updated on August 16, 2014

Young people can be dynamic, free-spirited, idealistic and carefree as well as goal-oriented, driven and practical. Some prefer to leave their hometowns to study in other cities or even other countries and perhaps move around again after obtaining a college degree. It normally depends on their financial capability or just their need to be independent and less restricted. Nevertheless, there are cities like these 25 best cities for young people to live in that are more accommodating to a young lifestyle.

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Barcelona, Spain

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A major cultural and economic center in Southwestern Europe and home to 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the famous Sagrada Familia which is also the international symbol of the city, Barcelona boasts of a thriving industrial and fashion sector. Since the city lies along the Mediterranean, it was once considered the top city-beach in the world.

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Oslo, Norway

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Renowned as an important center of maritime knowledge in Europe, it is the home of the world’s largest shipping companies and ship brokers so if you happen to be planning to start out in that field, check out Oslo. Keep in mind, however, that this is a city for those young people who have a strong income as Oslo is one of the most expensive cities in the world as well.

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London, England

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One of the biggest drawbacks to living here would be the traffic. Other than that, London has always been a place for the arts, commerce, education, and fashion. Described as a world cultural capital, the populace is so diverse that nearly 300 languages are “significantly” spoken within its boundaries and it’s home to 43 universities making it a major center of higher education in Europe.

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Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

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This major coastal seaport city, officially monikered as the “Emerald City” is the chief gateway for trade with Asia making it the 8th largest port in the United States and the 9th in North America. Some famous landmarks are the Space Needle and the Seattle Central Library with its typographic floors and walls. Coffee aficionados would absolutely love this place as it is the home of 3 of the most famous coffee companies in the world.

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Berlin, Germany

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As the capital city of one of the most influential countries in the history of the world with it’s long list of famous philosophers, music composers, scientists and inventors, Berlin can offer the younger generation a higher standard of living and employment opportunities in various service sectors which comprises 80% of all companies in the city. Creative industries in the fields of music, film, advertising, architecture and the like also contribute an estimated 20% of Berlin’s gross domestic product.

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