Houston is a sprawling, ethnically diverse city that’s #5 in Business Journals’ Top spots for young adults. The summers may be extra humid and it may not be as ‘young’ as other big cities, but the cost of living is one of the lowest. It is also brimming with opportunities for work! Recent graduates and college students have access to a lot of jobs for entry-level opportunities and jobs for college students, and it’s the right place to get a feel of the real world. It really is a huge city, so when you’re not working, there’s a lot to explore. While parts of the city have good public transit, the car culture still dominates. If you know where to go, you may find yourself taken with the museums, independent theater and rotating cultural and parade events. People from different cultures live here, and you get a taste of this in the food too! The food scene in Houston is electrifying, with as many restaurants that have been featured in Food & Wine as food trucks selling southern cuisine, Mexican fusion, sushi rolls, and more. This is an emerging and affordable city, a safe bet for the start of your career.