Single in the City: Top 3 Big Cities for Singles
Single and ready to mingle? These three cities have lots of other singles (according to the U.S. Census Bureau), as well as amazing food, endless cultural options and epic nightlife. What’s not to love?
Philadelphia is the hometown of Will Smith, Benjamin Franklin and Kevin Bacon. Philly also boasts a high percentage — more than 50 percent — of single people holding bachelor’s degrees, so first-date chitchat could go beyond where to get the best cheesesteak or how the Phillies or Eagles are doing this season. A second date might even take you to one of Philadelphia’s many historical sites or world-class museums.
Neighborhood revitalization has reversed the city’s longtime trend of population loss, creating several great neighborhoods for single young professionals including Rittenhouse Square, Washington Square West, Society Hill, Queen Village and Bella Vista.
The Big Apple is the glamorous backdrop for countless romances and entire shows devoted to adventures in singlehood. Is it all just hype or truly a great place for singles?
Some of the best neighborhoods, according to New York young professionals, include the Upper East Side, Murray Hill, the East Village, the Lower East Side and Greenwich Village in Manhattan and Cobble Hill, Caroll Gardens, Park Slope and Williamsburg in Brooklyn. There is more than enough to do for fun, and foodie singles can bond while pursuing an impossible quest to try all 4,200 restaurants in the five boroughs.
It should come as no surprise that L.A. is a great place for singles, considering the number of people who move to Tinseltown to chase their dreams. Staying in shape in the City of Angels can be a great date for singles, with activities such as hiking, yoga and enjoying the Pacific coast beaches. The city is also a hotbed of culinary activity, with flavors influenced by its many immigrants.
Some of the best places for single young professionals to live are Venice and Santa Monica for the beach lifestyle and West Hollywood, Loz Feliz and Silver Lake for more of a “hip scene.” Traffic is a major consideration in Los Angeles: Killer commutes can put a major damper on a single’s social life and should be avoided at all costs.
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Samantha (Sam) DeBianchi is a Realtor and founder of DeBianchi Real Estate. Her expert real estate advice and straightforward approach can be seen and heard on FOX Business. Always keeping it REAL, you can follow Sam online on Twitter and Facebook.
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