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

3. Corvallis, Ore.

Unemployment: 5.7%
Average rent price: $1,043
Median home list price: $283,700

For millennials looking for a job out west, Corvallis, Ore., has an unemployment rate that is 2.5% lower than the national average. More than 10% of people are able to walk to work, the second highest rate of all U.S. metropolitan areas as of 2010, and the city had the highest proportion of commuters traveling by bike in 2009 at 9.3%. The mean travel time to work is just over 17 minutes for commuters, while the U.S. mean commuting time is more than 25 minutes. Oregon State University is located in Corvallis, providing millennials with higher education opportunities. As a result, 26% of residents hold a bachelor’s degree, while 22% have a graduate degree, the fifth highest in the nation’s metropolitan areas.

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The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.

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