By Erin Conroy, AP Business Writer

You've just graduated from college and are ready to settle down, find a job and start a new chapter of your life. Now you just need to grab a map, close your eyes and drop your finger.

Not so fast. For new grads feeling the pressure of deciding where to live after college, and have released a list of the top 10 cities for young adults. The roster is based on the inventory of jobs requiring less than one year of experience, the average cost of rent for a one-bedroom apartment and the highest concentration of young adults between the ages of 20 and 24.

"Finding an affordable apartment and a good job may determine where to live, but it's also important to look at cities offering the culture and lifestyle these young adults enjoy," said Tammy Kotula, spokeswoman for

The best cities, including the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment:

1. Atlanta, $723

2. Phoenix, $669

3. Denver, $779

4. Dallas, $740

5. Boston, $1,275

6. Philadelphia, $938

7. New York, $1,366

8. Cincinnati, $613

9. Baltimore, $1,041

10. Los Angeles, $1,319

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