Medium-sized Cities Are Top for Post-grads


MAPThe AP reported today that new data suggests that more people are looking at medium-sized cities as desirable places to live after college, which indicates a change in popular opinion over the past decade. In 2000, small cities (which includes townships and suburban communities) were ranked as the most popular places to live by those individuals who held a college diploma – but this view has changed, as medium-sized cities were voted more desirable by 31% of the polled individuals (compared to small cities, which 30% of polled considered as better places to live).

Does this news fare well for the cities of Allentown and Bethlehem? Post you thoughts below.

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About Beata Bujalska

Beata Bujalska is the former Campaign Coordinator for Renew Lehigh Valley. She currently lives in Panama, a place that fascinates her due to (among other reasons) its recent development boom.

Posted on November 16, 2009, in Housing, Media Coverage, Trends, Urbanism and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Speaking as a person with a year and a half of college left, I know that the urban areas in the Lehigh Valley are going to draw me back. I don’t consider myself to be a random sampling, but I know that the economy as well as all those urbanism/walkability reasons are coming into play with the decision.

    I would most likely choose Allentown, because that’s where my loyalties lie, but any of these towns seem like just the right size for me, my budget and my priorities.

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