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9 Best Places to Live for Singles

Tuesday, April 25, 2023
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Finding love is often the end goal for many single people, even those who love the single life. Falling in love can be easily done in certain cities or states compared to other places. With this in mind, we have compiled a short list (only 9… for now) of the best places to live for singles on the hunt for “the one”. So cut your hair, clean up a bit, and get moving to your city of love.

Best Cities for Singles

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While there is a range of the best states for singles to live in, that is not why you are here. You most likely want to narrow down your search to the best cities for singles just to make traveling to meet “the one” so much easier. Certainly in the US. Makes sense since every city has a different vibe to it regardless if it is in the same state. We have a selection for you to choose from. Such as…

Durham in North Carolina

As part of the “Research Triangle” in the United States, Durham is home to Duke University while being within driving distance of Chapel Hill’s UNC, and Raleigh’s NC State. Durham is a student town with the average age being around 35 years old. Furthermore, it is also a hub of bars, restaurants, (amazing places for mingling) and even a lot of historic attractions (amazing places for mingling on the more cultural side). And, Durham is also one of the best cities for single moms. This could be due to the school districts as well as the good cost of living.

Austin in Texas

Being single is not too uncommon for people in their 20s. They like to be active not only in the dating ring but… well… everywhere and in everything else. This is why Austin is one of the best cities for singles in their 20s since it offers a lot to do. Hiking, live music, a range of outdoor activities as well as a variety of bars. There is a way to meet a ton of single people in Austin. Plus, being home to SXSW and the Austin City Limits means that people from outside of Austin, or even Texas as a whole are willing to make the trip for the music. 

One of these people may also end up being “the one”. You moved once for love, it would not be a surprise to move again for “the one.” Or to meet halfway.

Furthermore, Austin also has a booming marketplace attracting more and more in their 20s, 30s, and even early 40s.

New Orleans in Louisiana

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Diversity is the key and the goal of New Orleans. Not only in the cultures, art, food and music but in people too. The French Quarter in particular is home to a diverse crowd of people. Plus, Mardi Gras as well as JazzFest is also inviting the locals, the new locals, and out-of-towners to come to visit and stay a while. Not only are there a lot of people in their 20s to mid-30s to meet but there is also the history and culture of the town greeting the living in the everyday world of life.

Seattle in Washington

While there is an increasing tech scene in Seattle getting a lot of the 30-something to make the move, Settle is also known for being one of the best cities for singles over 40 to find love. Therefore, the average age of single people can be seen as being in the 30s to 40s years old. The downside of the increasing tech side is that it also leads to (or is influenced greatly) the increase in the cost of living. 

But, if you can conquer that then Seattle is the place to be for singles. There is the Space Needle, the University of Washington, and even Pike Place Market as well as many other attractions, and activities to do.

Miami in Florida

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Miami is becoming the coastal home for a lot of different ages of people. You will see people in their 20s, 30s, 40s, to the energetic 90s partaking in water activities. The warm beaches of the sands with the cool embrace of the sea are a welcoming feature to anyone looking for love in the heart of Miami. There is also the Art Basel festival to skip along a more cultural line. Looking for love is hot in Miami hot just due to the weather but also due to the fact that more than a third of the population is single, which makes it one of the top cities for singles.

San Francisco in California

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If you are an experienced home buyer or at least it is not your first time, then you may want to consider heading down to San Francisco, the place of style. There is a lot to do and even more, people to meet. You can have a date viewing the Golden Gate Bridge or take a boat ride. Seafood restaurants are a must for dating or just eating in general. Plus, almost 60 percent of the population is on the single side, increasing the dating pool. And, it is a happening place for the LGBTQ+ community as well, so it’s one of the top cities for gay singles to move to. While we are on the topic…

Salt Lake City in Utah

Another one of the best cities for gay singles to move to, live in, and date is Salt Lake City. It is a best-kept secret that Salt Lake is home to about 4.7 percent of the LGBTQ+ community population even though the city is known for having a conservative Mormon culture. Not only does it have a growing LGBTQ+ community but allies can also make the move to Utah’s Salt Lake City. Of course, they can. For one thing, the cost of living is 30 percent lower when compared to Los Angeles, and the city has plenty of bars as well as a vibrant theater scene.

Las Vegas in Nevada

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Las Vegas is a tourist attraction in the middle of the desert. But, it is also a growing residential area with its suburbs away from the gambling capital, but close enough if you want a bit of a ride. Tourists flock to the casinos and the bright lights. However, it would seem that lately many people are visiting Las Vegas for other reasons. The Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Garden roll to mind.

What is more, is that a lot of people are making the move to live in Vegas on the outskirts of the casinos. With an average of 37 years old, and a population of about 644, 600 with almost 37 percent being single you may be bound to find someone in the cultural embrace of Las Vegas.

Detroit in Michigan

On the rise, we have Detroit, the birthplace of Motown. Detroit is working on becoming a young and diverse city. One of the ways it achieves this goal is with the increase in gastropubs, bars, bistros, burger joints, and a lot more. Not to mention the collection of live music you can come across in the city. This can make single life more fun while increasing the chances of you finding love. And, why not hop on the bandwagon of Detroit while it is making improvements?

Experience the Single Life in Your City of Choice by Moving There with Shyft

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Your “true love” is somewhere out there and all you have to do is reach them. Move to your city of love with Shyft’s help. The world’s first tech-driven moving platform can organize your whole move for you. All while decreasing your stress levels. To get in touch and find out a lot more about how we do what we do check out the Shyft Moving website.

While you are here you will find a tiny form to fill out. This will be sent to us so that we can contact you at the date and time that you say. This meeting will only happen when it is convenient for you. Furthermore, it is a video call that is done through the easy-to-navigate and free-to-download mobile app called Shyft Next. The app works on iOS and Android and it lets you speak directly to your new Shyft representative aka a Move Coach. They are there to answer all your questions and guide you through the Shyft moving process.

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And, it is also through the Shyft Next app that your Move Coach will take down and create your inventory list. This is all done while you are giving a virtual tour of your current home, where all you need to show is one drawer and closet.  

At the end of this call, the inventory list will be sent to you. It is 95% accurate and you have a chance to make it a 100% so. You can add items that may have been missed during the virtual tour, as well as remove items that you plan to replace. Or you just change your mind about taking it with you. When you are happy with your inventory, you send it to your Move Coach.

Moving Process Towards Your City of Love

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When your Move Coach receives your list, it as well as your moving information is presented to Shyft’s secure Moving Board. This is where Shyft-vetted, experienced, local and international movers gather to bid on moving projects. Yours will join the list, and your personal information is excluded.

After the bidding war, your Move Coach will collect three or more moving quotes as well as information about the movers. Each quote is from a different moving company to really give you a variety of opinions. Plus, all the quotes are fixed. Therefore, there are no hidden costs, and what you see is what you pay.

So much so, that if you were to add items to your inventory list, then your moving quote will not change. As soon as you tell us which mover you want to work with, we will lock them down before they get taken up for your moving day.

Whenever you have a question or what to hear an update, then you can contact Shyft 7 days a week. Shyft will not only help find you a moving company to work with, but we are also there every step of the way so that your moving experience runs as smoothly as possible.

If you are in the market for new items or services such as a mortgage or even a dog walker, then check out our safe marketplace: Home & Lifestyle. Here we have a wide range of top-tier products and services. The best part is that everything on the site comes with a discount. And, if you order through the site then physical items will be delivered directly to your new home in your city of love. Therefore, you will not only save money with the discount but also regarding the moving costs.

Contact Shyft today to get you to your city of love to live your best single life.

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