If you’re single, there are certain criteria that you look for in a destination to visit or live in: the number of other single people living in the city, an active nightlife, a great entertainment and cultural scene, and a healthy young professional employment rate. Based on these criteria, some of the best cities in the U.S. for single people include the following seven.
Most Popular City Destinations For Single People
1. Boston, Massachusetts
Boston’s unmarried population is approximately 69% of the total population, so it is a city with a great deal of young and single people. Not only is the population young and single, but due to the presence of universities like Harvard, Tufts, Boston University, Boston College, and Babson, the population is quite intelligent and successful. The best neighborhoods for Boston singles are Cambridge, Allston, Brookline, Brighton, and Somerville. The city is also rich with history making for great date spots.
2. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia’s unmarried population is approximately 68% of the total population and it has a great arts and restaurant scene. It is also the home of Drexel University and University of Pennsylvania and it is a friendly, walkable city making for nice romantic strolls. The best Philly neighborhoods for singles are Fishtown, Kensington, Manayuk, East Falls, and Chestnut Hill.
3. San Francisco, California
San Francisco is one of the nation’s fastest growing cities and 60% of the population is unmarried. With a healthy economy and a thriving tech scene, it is definitely one of the premier cities for the young and ambitious. Also walkable, the best neighborhoods for singles include The Mission, The Castro, The Marina, and Presidio Heights.
4. Seattle, Washington
Seattle’s unmarried population is approximately 59% of the total population and with a walkability score of 70.8 it is definitely a city for singles to mingle. Seattle has a healthy economy and is great for singles who like the outdoors. The best neighborhoods for singles include Capitol Hill, Fremont, and Belltown.
5. Chicago, Illinois
Chicago has an unmarried population of almost 63% and has a great nightlife scene and delicious restaurants. In addition, the city has plenty of fun and cultural attractions like The Art Institute of Chicago, Millennium Park, and Navy Pier that makes for awesome dates. The best neighborhoods for singles in Chicago are Logan Square, South Loop, and Lincoln Park.
6. Los Angeles, California
The home of the beautiful has an unmarried population of 59% and with the premier entertainment scene in the country and arguably the world, Los Angeles is the perfect city for those seeking beauty. The nation’s second largest metropolitan area has a great deal to offer singles who love being outdoors in the water, cycling, or hiking. Culver City seems to be the hot neighborhood for singles these days.
7. New York City, New York
With a population of almost 9 million people and an unmarried population of 58%, singles in The Big Apple can afford to be picky. The city is extremely walkable and with places like Central Park and the Museum of Natural History, singles will have plenty of opportunity to go on fun dates. The best neighborhoods for singles in the city include The Lower East Side, East Village, Murray Hill, Chelsea, and Hell’s Kitchen.
This article was written by Walter Godinez.