3. Berkeley, Calif.
This city near Oakland, Calif., is right in Movoto’s back yard, so we’re more than a little familiar with what it has to offer in the way of excitement. Before you start saying “But wait, guys, isn’t it just a bunch of mellow hippie types,” though, we’ve got to stop you. This East Bay gem has plenty to offer excitement seekers of all hair lengths.
Of course, with the University of California Berkeley in town, the 18-to-34-year-old group is going to be plenty large; it sits at 43 percent, to be exact. Plus, with it being part of the notoriously health conscious Bay Area, a sixth-place finish for active life options may not be unexpected; there are parks and yoga places everywhere. What you might not be expecting, though, is that this seemingly laid-back suburb has a lot of nightlife.
From bars such as Jupiter and the Albatross, to world-renowned venues like the Greek Theatre, it’s a fantastic town to hang out with friends after dark or take in an A-list act.
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