Austin makes list of best cities for singles

Austin makes list of best cities for singles

Austin makes list of best cities for singles



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Posted on February 13, 2014 at 2:49 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 13 at 3:50 PM

AUSTIN -- Single? You're in good company.

Our fair city has made another list just in time for Valentine's Day. Kiplinger found the best cities in the U.S. for those who want to live the bachelor or bachelorette lifestyle.

These cities have populations over 125,000 and a big percentage of highly educated singles. The cost of living is high, and household incomes are big enough to take a girl out to Uchi once in a while.

Here is the complete list:

  1. Santa Barbara, California: Kiplinger says this city has high living costs but is affordable, and the sunny weather doesn't hurt. Household incomes are 18.2 percent higher than the national average (so date nights are probably pretty fancy).
  2.  Ann Arbor, Michigan
  3. Iowa City, Iowa
  4. Columbus, Ohio
  5. Austin, Texas: Our city made the list because Kiplinger describes it as having a "funky, cool vibe" which makes it easy to find other singles to hang out with. Austin has a pretty great economy and residents make good wages and have a lower cost of living.
  6. Baltimore, Maryland
  7. Boulder, Colorado
  8. Trenton, New Jersey
  9. San Francisco, California
  10. Milwaukee, Wisconsin

If you hate the single life and are tired of Austin's anti-commitment crowd, here's Kiplinger's list of the worst cities for singles:

  1. Yuma, Arizona
  2. Morristown, Tennessee
  3. Medford, Oregon
  4. Punta Gorda, Florida
  5. McAllen, Texas
  6. Ocala, Florida
  7. Parkersburg, West Virginia
  8. Florence, Alabama
  9. Vero Beach, Florida
  10. Fort Smith, Arkansas

Read more from Klipinger here.