Top 10 Cities For Newlyweds: Did Yours Make the List?
The list is based on the number of married couples, families with children under six (since many newlyweds are putting down roots for a future family),income, cost of living, and rental availability in each city.
Check out which places made the list–and let us know whether you think Rent.com got it right:
• Houston, TX – Our country’s fourth largest city offers a plethora of neighborhood options for newlyweds to make their own niche and the thriving bar and brunch scenes downtown are a great place to meet other young married friends.
• Seattle, WA –The high income levels, largest number of children under six years old, and recently legalized same-sex marriage, make Seattle an amazing place for ALL newlyweds to check out–infamous weather permitting.
• Dallas, TX – The heartland of Texas pulls at the heartstrings of many newlyweds; with everything from Six Flags Over Texas to the Dallas Mavs, the town offers something for excitable young families and with a fairly low cost of living, they will actually have the means to be able to get out and have some fun!
• Raleigh, NC – Come down South newlyweds and enjoy the sweet, seductive life that only this unhurried region can offer. More than 25% of children are under the age of six in Raleigh, for lots of options when it comes to finding friends for play dates and get-togethers (try the Marbles Kids Museum or the historic carousel and train at Pullen Park).
• Washington, DC – Our capitol city offers a wide breadth of romantic opportunities for newlyweds to enjoy– everything from cultural excursions (a la the Smithsonian) to political events to walking through slices of history at every street corner.
• San Jose, CA – San Jose– the largest city within Silicon Valley– reigns supreme in the percentage of married households with almost 55% percent of households led by married couples.
• Minneapolis, MN – The City of Lakes is a great spot for newlyweds to settle down. Newlyweds can take advantage of all that the city has to offer, including the romantic views off Lake Harriet or the Minnesota Fringe Festival.
• San Diego, CA – The second largest city in California offers newlyweds a bustling downtown scene, gorgeous beach life, and iconic landmarks such as the San Diego Zoo! Not to mention, San Diego is close enough to many other landmarks in California for loads of mini-romantic, weekend getaways.
• Charlotte, NC – Don’t let its Southern charm fool you, Charlotte is a hot-bed of activity as the second largest financial center in the US after New York City. The cost of living is fairly low and newlyweds can enjoy all that the city has to offer.
• Tulsa, OK – With the lowest cost of living on our list, Tulsa offers newlyweds a great foothold when it comes to stepping out on their own. As the cultural capital of the state, newlyweds can experience the ballet, the opera, several major museums and even be immersed in nature via the Tulsa Garden Center or the nearby Ozark Mountains.
Is your city on this list? We’d love to hear your ideas on the best cities for newlyweds! The best advice for couples on the lookout is from experienced couples!