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24/7 Wall St.: The Best Cities for Young Adults

9. Tacoma, Wash.

Unemployment: 7.6%
Average rent price: $963
Median home list price: $239,000

Located just 30 miles from Seattle, Tacoma provides millennials with as much as 35% lower rent prices and homes that are about $100,000 less than Seattle. The metropolitan area of Tacoma includes Seattle and Bellevue, where the 10th-highest proportion of workers commute by public transportation. The city boasts its sustainability efforts, arts, and other attractions. According to, the city’s cultural website, Tacoma is home to classical music groups, theater and an opera company.

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