The 10 Best Cities For Single Black Women
Looking for love and a new place to live? You’re not alone. When you’re looking to move on up in love and your professional life, sometimes a change in scenery is the key. We’ve gathered a list of the best cities for single African-American women in the United States. Black women who live here are not only doing well in work, but find more options in single, employed men.
So if you’re looking for good culture, great jobs, and single men, be sure to keep scrolling. We’ve asked friends and family, researched the job markets and what fans of these places have to say. And they agree that these are the places to be.
Atlanta is one of the best places for Black women to move on up in. The official capital of Black America is home to historic Black universities, more Black industries than anywhere else, and strong music and art scenes.
Plus, over 50 percent of the Black people in Atlanta own their own homes, and a large number of people are getting wealthier every year.
If Atlanta is the city where Black women are moving on up, Washington, D.C. is where Black women have made it. Average incomes for Black men and women are $20,000 higher in D.C. than they are in Atlanta. That’s because university (Howard University is here) and government jobs pay well here and the cost of living is higher.
Also, D.C. is a great place to meet professional Black men from all walks of life with lots of places to do so.
In Baltimore, Black women are doing it for themselves. It has one of the highest rates of self-employment in the country, and some of the highest salaries for African Americans. Plus, thousands of people meet, couple up and move out to the suburbs every year. Where do you find these men on their way to settling down? It’s hard to beat Baltimore’s nightlife where you can enjoy the single life before you meet someone worth pairing up with.
If you’re looking to meet a nice, wealthy man, there is no better city than San Francisco. Literally. It was voted by a Gallup poll as “the best place to find a rich, single man in the United States.” Because there are so many affluent men and fewer women around.
San Francisco’s Black population is low, but right across the bay is Oakland, a Black epicenter that’s full of California culture and budget-friendly places to live.
For Black women who’ve had their eye on the social scenes of major cities but want somewhere a little more affordable to live, Chicago is calling.
It’s full of enough culture and nightlife to rival any other big city.
Everyone agrees that New York City is where you go when your ambition is high. For Black women looking to rise to the top, New York City is a great place to shine — and find someone whose ambition levels meet yours. If you’re looking for (employed) men and career possibilities of all types, this is the place for the big test: Make it here and you can make it anywhere.
If sports and southern charm are what you’re looking for in a new locale, Charlotte, North Carolina is the place to be. It’s a friendly, growing city with lots of opportunity. And once a year, men come from all over the world for the CIAA HBCU basketball tournament. It’s one of the most exciting times of the year.
Plus, this city is growing every year with more African-American residents (with higher incomes).
If meeting men is the problem, Orlando may have the best reputation on this list. Miami, Florida may have the reputation for nightlife, but women looking for a partner say Orlando is a better place for serious daters. Men here are approachable and friendly and not afraid to step up to the plate and ask a woman out. It’s also one of the top 10 cities where African Americans are economically doing the best, making this Florida city a winner.
L.A.’s reputation for superficial people has kept some women at bay. But Los Angeles is a great place to meet down-to-earth men if that’s what you’re looking for. With dozens of neighborhoods, from Hollywood to Compton, there’s something for everyone.
And you can’t beat the year-round good weather, industry jobs, and beautiful outdoors. Did I mention the nightlife?
New Orleans has some charming men. And this jewel of the South is a great place to make a home, too.
It’s a great city for the self-employed. People in NOLA take pride in their city, have delightful accents and are some of the friendliest in the world.
And between Essence Music Festival, Mardi Gras and the other city celebrations, you will never run into a shortage of things to do.