Where's the best place in America to live if you're a single man? Rent.com states that Houston, Texas, is the most attractive city to live in as a bachelor because of its affordability and variety of hotspots for a first date.
So whether you've recently become single due to a divorce, or if you've been looking for love for a long time, perhaps Houston is a good destination. CBS Money Watch reports that 47 percent of single men pay a mortgage, 39 percent rent a home, and another 14 percent are living rent-free with family or friends. Hence, the rental housing industry is one of the key factors that plays into the Rent.com city ranking for best quality of life among single men.
What are the other U.S. cities listed as the top places for single men? In order from 2nd to 10th place: Chicago, San Antonio, New York, Miami, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and Baltimore.
Not only are Texas cities like Houston and San Antonio great for single people, but Texas is also seen among family law attorneys as a one of the easier states when it comes to getting a divorce. This is because the Lone Star State requires only a 60-day waiting period between the time of the divorce filing and the time of when the divorce decree is finalized. Other states, like California, require an uncontested divorce to have a waiting period of at least six months.
More information about the state’s divorce laws can be found through our Related Resource pages.