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The Best (And Worst) Cities To Start A Career

  • WalletHub has just come out with a list of the best and worst cities to start a career
  • They looked at the 180 U.S. cities, judging them on 27 key metrics in areas of Professional Opportunities and Quality of Life
  • Salt Lake City, Utah was named the best city to start a career, while Santa Clarita, California is the worst

If you’re looking to start a new career, where you live could go a long way towards making it a successful one. While most people just move close to where they grew up, or maybe where they went to school, others seek out cities where they have a better chance of making it, and thanks to a new study by WalletHub, we now know where those places are.

The site looked at the 180 cities in the United States, judging them 27 key factors including Professional Opportunities, like the amount of entry level jobs, average starting salary and workforce, as well as Quality of Life, like commute time, average population between 25 and 34, fun-friendliness and more.

The report names Salt Lake City, Utah, as the best place to launch a career, with a score of 67.83 out of 100. The city also tops the list for Quality of Life and comes in third for Professional Opportunities, with Orlando, Florida in second (66.33), which tops the list for Professional Opportunities.

Top Ten Best Cities To Start A Career

  1. Salt Lake City, UT
  2. Orlando, FL
  3. Atlanta, GA
  4. Charleston, SC
  5. Tempe, AZ
  6. Austin, TX
  7. Columbia, SC
  8. Denver, CO
  9. Raleigh, NC
  10. Grand Rapids, MI

On the flipside, Santa Clarita, California comes in dead last with a score of 34.08, and ranking close to the bottom in both Professional Opportunities and Quality of Life.

The Top Ten Worst Cities To Start A Career 

  1. Santa Clarita, CA
  2. Shreveport, LA
  3. Oxnard, CA
  4. Hialeah, FL
  5. Newark, NJ
  6. Montgomery, AL
  7. Newport News, VA
  8. Jackson, MS
  9. North Las Vegas, NV
  10. Detroit, MI 
  • Click here to see where your city falls on the list 

Source: WalletHub

The Fittest City In America Is…

  • The 11th annual American Fitness Index is out, ranking the 100 largest cities, on factors like fitness, nutrition, chronic disease, smoking, mental health, access to parks and public transportation
  • Arlington, Virginia tops the list, and gets high points for its low smoking rate
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is the least fit city in the U.S., with Indianapolis, Indiana not far behind

These days more and more people are trying to get healthy and fit, but it seems folks in some places are more successful at it than others, and a new report identifies which cities in the country are doing their best at staying fit.

The 11th annual American Fitness Index, released by the American College of Sports Medicine, is out, ranking the 100 largest cities on factors like fitness, nutrition, chronic disease, smoking, mental health, access to parks and public transportation.

Topping the list this year is Arlington, Virginia, with a score of 77.9. The city gets high marks for their very low smoking rate, 5.9% which is much less than the 15% average of the 100 largest cities. Coming in a close second is Minneapolis, Minnesota (77.2), followed by Washington DC (74).

Top Ten Fittest Cities In The Country

  1. Arlington, VA
  2. Minneapolis, MN
  3. Washington, DC
  4. Madison, WI
  5. Portland, OR
  6. Seattle, WA
  7. Denver, CO
  8. St. Paul, MN
  9. San Jose, CA
  10. Boise, ID

As for the least-fit states, Oklahoma, City is at the bottom of the list, with a score of just 26.3, followed by Indianapolis, Indiana (26.9) and Louisville, Kentucky (27).

Top Ten Least Fit Cities in the U.S.

  1. Oklahoma City, OK
  2. Indianapolis, IN
  3. Louisville, KY
  4. Detroit, MI
  5. Toledo, OH
  6. Wichita, KS
  7. Fresno, CA
  8. Gilbert, AZ
  9. North Las Vegas, NV
  10. Tulsa, OK

Source: USA Today

The Most Popular Vacation Destinations For Summer

  • 87% of folks are planning a summer getaway this year, with 91% staying in the U.S. for their vacation
  • 47% of vacationers are heading to the beach or the ocean, while 38% will go to a city destination
  • The most searched summer destination this year is Mackinac Island, Michigan, followed by Bar Harbor, Maine

With summer just around the corner, a lot of people are probably counting down the days until their vacations, and when we say a lot, we mean A LOT.

According to a new TripAdvisor survey, 87% of folks are planning a summer getaway this year. What’s more, 91% of those people will stay in the U.S. for their vacation, with the Northeast the most popular region for a summer vaca (27%). As for the types of vacations people will be going on, 47% are heading to the beach or the ocean, while 38% will go to a city destination.

  • So, what are the most popular domestic destinations for summer this year? Well, Mackinac Island, Michigan tops the site’s list this year based on the greatest booking interest from spring to summer. Also popular is Bar Harbor, Maine and Block Island, Rhode Island. 

Top Ten U.S. Summer Vacation Destinations

  1. Mackinac Island, Michigan
  2. Bar Harbor, Maine
  3. Block Island, Rhode Island
  4. Lake George, New York
  5. West Yellowstone, Montana
  6. Ocean City, Maryland
  7. Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
  8. Anchorage, Alaska
  9. Jackson Hole, Wyoming
  10. Nantucket, Massachusetts 

Source: TripAdvisor

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