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The 10 Happiest Cities For Young Professionals

CareerBliss.com, an online career site, just released its list of the 10 happiest cities for young professionals based on analysis from more than 45,000 employee generated reviews between April 2012 and March 2013.

San Francisco ranks No. 2 on the list, with a bliss score of 3.93.

Young professionals in San Francisco are most content with the people they work with and the company they work for.

“San Francisco is a great place to live, work and play,” says Bob Linscheid, president and chief executive of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. “Not only is it one of the most iconic cities in the world, it is also the innovation capital of the world – attracting the doers, dreamers and entrepreneurs who are changing the world.”

Linscheid says San Francisco’s diverse culture, unique character and lively neighborhoods make the city a top visitor destination and a “leading urban center recognized across the globe.”

“Young professional are happy in San Francisco because of the opportunities available to them and the high quality of life here,” he adds. “By any measure, San Francisco’s economy is outpacing the state and much of the nation. In addition to the high-quality of life provided by the city’s unique neighborhoods, its world-class arts and cultural institutions, and thriving restaurants, entertainment and nightlife, among many other things, keep the city exciting.”

Wells Fargo, Charles Schwab, Gap, Inc., Levi Strauss & Co., Salesforce.com, Twitter, and Zynga are among San Francisco’s largest private-sector employers. “The area also has a burgeoning bioscience and health care sector with top employers including University of California San Francisco, California Pacific Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente,” Linscheid adds.

Read more: Forbes The 10 Happiest Cities For Young Professionals