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Being young and full of life is the best time of our lives; it is a whirlpool of opportunity and fun. We enjoy late night parties, we are independent and have so many ambitions to fulfill. To compliment this youthfulness, some cities are better than the others to look after and understand the needs and impatience of this generation.

Here’s a list of the world’s best cities for young people:

10. Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo - Always bustling with lights

For the youth which is drawn towards great work opportunities and learning experience, Tokyo is the best city to settle in. Starting your career in Tokyo will give it a boost that no other city will offer you. Young, energetic, fashionable and exciting are the words that describe this city. Harajuku, Shibuya, Omotesando, and Roppongi are the cities where hip and young crowd is spotted.

9. Los Angeles, USA

Los Angeles – The beautiful city of angels

The city of angels has probably got the worst air pollution, but still it is one of the greenest cities in the world!

Why does it attract young crowd? HOLLYWOOD baby!

Yes LA has the pop culture and the chicness of Hollywood fashion, but apart from that, it offers a great career in biking and classical music. Check out the L.A. Philharmonic, the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, and some of the many local rock bands that perform around town.

8. Las Vegas, USA

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas!

Even if you are not one of those 20-somethings who want to blow their entire paycheck in glitzy casinos, you may be able to find this city the perfect place to call home! Las Vegas offers you plenty of room to roam about than any other U.S. states. If you are an outdoor junkie, you can get some fresh air and participate in hiking in Red Rock Canyon or skiing on Mount Charleston. Also, Vegas is a great place, culturally! The Smith Centre for Performing Arts is a casino-free space for music, dance, and theater that features the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

7. New York City, USA

The ever so beautiful NYC

New York City is the Mecca for all those who are in the prime of their youth. The city offers passion, energy and a fast paced life. This incredibly diverse city is home to a huge number of youngsters as well as the visiting crowd. And not just The Statue of Liberty, there are a number of places to roam about in the day time — The Museum of Modern Art, Times Square, and for a reprieve, the Central Park etc. And there’s a great variety of food at countless restaurants in the city, with several food trucks making their way at almost every nook and corner to keep those appetites satisfied while strolling.

6. Seattle, USA

Sleepless in Seattle!

The city that had the world’s first Starbucks outlet is obviously world famous for two things – coffee and no sleep! Seattle is a great place for professionally driven people. For the bookworms out there, this city is one of the most literate cities in the U.S. with a huge number of bookstores and libraries along its streets. People also tend to be more fit in Seattle because of the fresh air and greenery which is a rare scenario in the cities of USA.

5. Berlin, Germany

The cinematic beauty of Berlin

The Berlin International Film Festival is very popular amongst all age groups. The city offers major cinematic events as well as non-stop night life (which obviously youngsters crave for). As the capital city of one of the most influential countries in the history of the world, Berlin offers the younger generation a high standard of living and employment opportunities in various service sectors. Berlin also has a flawless transport system that allows everyone to commute easy and quick.

4. Paris, France

A kiss atop the Eiffel Tower?

A city of beauty, romance and love, Paris has always been the dream city for almost every young heart. Paris, as a city for young people is a double-edged sword - it is expensive and royal, but also youthful and fashionable. Paris ranks first for digital access, meaning it offers some of the best mobile phone infrastructure and pricing, and almost every public building offers free Wi-Fi. Also let’s not forget, it’s the best place to fall in love!

3. Barcelona, Spain

All hail Barca!

Barcelona is well known for its art museums, wild nightlife, stunning beaches and unique architecture. It’s considered by many to be among the most beautiful cities in the world and there is no denying its charm. Oh and the football factor is there too!

Barcelona offers a living experience that almost no other city can. There are beautiful beaches, rolling hills and some of the best examples of medieval architecture in the continent. People don’t just live in apartments in Barcelona, they live in architectural masterpieces!

2. Stockholm, Sweden

A wild wild partying city!

The main problem youngsters face while settling in foreign cities is the language barrier. They generally don’t know the local tongue. Such is not the case in Sweden. A majority of Swedes speak English and hence you’ll be at ease in this city.

Sweden is also famous for its nightlife. Stockholm’s nightlife is world famous as you can find insanely attractive models in the town! Sweden is a rich cultural city and you’ll certainly enjoy your time there!

1. Amsterdam, Netherlands

I Am-sterdam

It should go without saying, but while it is well known for its red light district and its less-than-honorable activities, Amsterdam with all its diversity has much more to offer.

It has two major universities to attract the youth. It lures tourists and especially student travelers as it sports tolerance and diversity! With the availability of cheap student airfares and so many budget hotels and hostels in Amsterdam, you can have fun with what the city has to offer: a rich culture, history and arts, sports, amazing historical architecture like museums and canals, beautiful cobblestone streets, sumptuous food, and of course, nightlife!

So yes, these are some of the best cities which are known to attract young crowd and they love it there. Many more cities like Madrid, Perth, London, and Seoul are famous for young hearts and aggressive souls.

Choose a city of your liking and feel the fun and freedom of living abroad!


Komal Jain is an IT professional during day and a writer at all other times. She has a bachelor’s degree in engineering, but she tries to ignore it and finds peace and purpose in writing. Travelling, eating, and writing is what she basically wants to do her life.
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