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Louisville, KY

Population: 608,732
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As the 16th largest city in the U.S., Louisville, KY offers a metropolitan arts-and-culture scene with small-town perks like shorter commutes and a lower cost of living. Younger residents will find themselves in good company – the city's home to more than 30 universities and colleges – and they’ll find plenty of ways to stay entertained.

The Breakdown

City Population: 557,710
College(s): More than 30, including the University of Louisville, Bellarmine University, Spalding University and Sullivan University
Cool Factors: Active culture scene, including many museums and festivals, 120+ parks, Main Street arts district, 4th Street Live! entertainment district
Benefits: Named one of the Top 10 Safest Cities in America, shorter commutes, lower cost of living

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