Jul 25, 2012

Madison ranked No. 1 city in U.S. for young adults, beating out Austin, Texas


Excerpted from Wisconsin State Journal
By Karen Rivedal

Madison was ranked No. 1 by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance today on a new list of the Top 5 best cities for young adults.

The magazine said Madison was an “educated, tech-savvy city” with many recent college graduates who help foster an “entrepreneurial community” for start-up companies.

Its intellectual capital also was bolstered by the presence of UW-Madison and other colleges, along with Epic Systems, a top health care software developer based in Verona.

Rounding out the top fix cities in the country for young adults, according to Kiplinger’s, was Austin, Texas, Boston, Washington, D.C., and Denver, in that order. (Interesting that Madison actually beat perennially top-ranked Austin on this list.)

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