The just-released Top 10 Best Cities for Recent College Grads list is an indispensable guide for recent (and soon-to-be) graduates who are deciding where to relocate. Our data team looked at income, education levels, and job opportunities to identify the 10 best cities in the country for young people to start the next chapter of their personal and professional lives.
But there's another aspect to the post-college relocation discussion we wanted to make sure to cover: the option of making your college town a long-term home base. After all, as exciting as it can be to start fresh somewhere new after receiving your diploma, college towns are indisputably great places to live.
We wanted to know more about why people opt to put down roots in their college towns, so we talked to 10 people who moved to a new city for college — and decided to stay there after graduation.