If you're thinking about moving, you're going to want to check out this list: looked at job and population growth, affordability, livability, and the health and well-being of the residents in cities across to United States to determine the hottest, up-and-coming places in the country. Find out which 13 destinations made it onto their list:
While this southern city is known for its country music scene, it's breaking out of it's mold and introducing bigger, booming industries (resulting in major job growth). For instance, there are 30,000 jobs in the auto industry in the area and it's home to more than 300 healthcare companies.
Move over, Manhattan and Brooklyn. Due to this neighborhood's real estate affordability and growing dining scene, it's only going to become more popular and sought after in the new year.
Thanks to the high prices of real estate in popular tech areas like San Francisco and Silicon Valley, professionals are flocking to Portland instead. Big companies like eBay, Airbnb, and Salesforce have all recently opened up outposts in the city. And the exceptional craft beer and restaurant scenes don't hurt either.
This Bay Area city is the new hipster neighborhood and was even dubbed the "Brooklyn by the Bay" by The New York Times. Since real estate prices continue to grow in San Francisco people have been moving to this city for its vegan restaurants, coffee shops, and vintage shopping.
This city is known for it's research and technology scene (thanks, Research Triangle) and the relatively low cost of living is making it even more popular. There's even a former factory that's been revamped to feature hip working spaces, restaurants, and bars for small startups to launch their companies.
The Motor City has been trying to boost its economy for years by targeting educated and talented people and it's finally paid off — a group of young Detroiters have been revitalizing the city by investing in real estate, launching start-ups, and boosting the dining and art scenes.
This city's universities (you might have heard of them — Harvard, MIT?) have made this city near Boston a destination for young, educated professionals — especially those looking for entry-level biotech jobs thanks to local companies like Novartis Institutes and Biogen Idec.
The local food movement in this city is making it a destination for foodies and culinary businesses interested in farm-to-table dining. Plus, it's a leader in sustainable energy.
Tech companies like Dell, Roku, and Flextronics (as well as many start-ups) make the job growth in this southern city steady and particularly attractive to young, talented professionals looking to nab a job out of school.
While young professionals used to flock to the smaller cities near Atlanta, recent projects in the downtown area (like the recreational path) and exciting new restaurants have encouraged young people to move in.