Best cities for newlyweds

  • (MoneyWatch) Vows have been made, rings exchanged, toasts given, and the cake ceremonially sliced and eaten. With the wedding over, it's time for our newlyweds to settle down.

    But where?

    Almost 40 percent of newlyweds would prefer to live in a different city than their families when starting their lives together, according to online housing site While 38 percent say that job opportunities dictate where they settle down with their new spouse, some cities seem especially attractive for young couples.

    The folks at released their 2013 list of the best places for newlyweds, and some might be a little surprising. The list is based on a number of factors, including the cost of living, mean annual income, housing availability, and the number of married couples and families with children younger than six.

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