​The 9 best up-and-coming towns for college grads

  • ​7. Toledo, Ohio

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    This Rust Belt city has revitalized itself through developing solar energy and other green technologies, ZipRecruiter notes. Companies in the health care and financial service sectors are currently hiring, such as transaction-processing service company Central Payment.

    The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Toledo is about $515 per month, far below the national average of $975 per month. On an entry-level salary, Toledo is especially affordable, ZipRecruiter notes.