Top 10 Cities for Single Women

By Paula Santonocito, GCDF

3. Boston. Last year’s No. 1 city has dropped two places this year, mostly because of cost of living. Boston is currently almost as expensive as New York City; and in fact, utilities, health care, transportation, and miscellaneous expenses (clothing, restaurants, and entertainment) currently cost more in Boston than in New York.

Nevertheless, Boston is still a fantastic place for single women. For starters, the city has employment opportunities in a range of fields. Boston is home to high-tech research, a growing biotech industry, heath care facilities, and many large financial firms. In addition, it’s a publishing hub. Boston’s colleges and universities are also among the city’s many employers.

And speaking of colleges and universities, Boston is a renowned education hub. If you’re seeking a degree or looking to expand your knowledge in a field, put on your thinking cap and head to Beantown.

Once you’ve closed the office door and the books, you’ll find plenty to do in Boston. Symphony, opera, and theatre all flourish here. If you’re looking for rock, pop, hip-hop, jazz, country or other musical entertainment, you’ll also find what you seek. A variety of large, mid-size, and small venues host top musicians and emerging talent.

If you’re a sports fan, you’ll find top teams in Boston, no matter your sport of choice. Boston is home to the Red Sox, Celtics, and Bruins. And of course, on the outskirts of town, you can watch the New England Patriots play.

The city is home to several top art, science, and history museums, including the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. When it comes to history, Boston is steeped in it. From the nation’s oldest baseball stadium, Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, to historic Faneuil Hall, now part of a gigantic marketplace, and more, time spent in Boston gives you insight into the country’s heritage.

Weekend excursions are a breeze from Boston. Beautiful beaches are only a short distance away, as are opportunities for skiing and snowboarding. For longer jaunts, Logan International Airport is easily accessible, and it offers on average more than 900 flights per day.

When it comes to housing, the city offers a variety of choices that include historic brownstones and modern high-rises. With regard to personal style and fashion, you’ll want to wander down Newbury Street, an eight-block stretch of shops and boutiques, and also explore the many malls, department stores, and outlets.

Like most large U.S. cities, Boston is culturally diverse and allows for individual expression and lifestyle. There are houses of worship for various religious denominations and resources for spiritual exploration. Well-being and Boston go together in other ways as well; the city has top hospitals and health care facilities.

Boston has slightly more women than men, but approximately 39 percent of the population is single. If you’re a single women looking to mingle with educated, career-minded men, you’ll want to consider making Beantown your town.