(MoneyWatch) College graduation is exciting. The world is at your fingertips, and you have a chance to pursue the career of your dreams -- in any city you want. If you've always dreamed about living in New York or Los Angeles, now's the time to make it happen.
But what if you're not sure where you want to live? Following is a listing of the 10 cities for recent college grads as ranked by Rent.com. In compiling its listing, the housing rental firm evaluated locales around the U.S. based on criteria such as unemployment rates, median annual income, cost of living, and rental inventory.
Total median annual household income data provided by eFannieMae.com. Unemployment rates and economic data provided by U.S. Department of Labor. Data shown is for entire metropolitan area. All average rental rates courtesy of ApartmentRatings.com.