Newlyweds in front of first home

Thinking about where you and your soon-to-be hubby should settle down? You're in luck because Rent.com recently released its list of the top cities for newlyweds, and we're sharing all the details!

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When thinking about where you and your man should make your life together, you have a lot of things to consider. You have to factor in cost of living, mean annual income, the unemployment rate in each city and a whole lot more. It's a daunting process, but we like to make your life a bit easier here at SheKnows, so we knew we just had to share this fun list from Rent.com.

Take a look and let us know how you and your hubby decided where to live!

Top 10 cities for newlyweds

Austin, TexasAustin, TX

Why it's great: Austin is the perfect place for creative couples due to its thriving art scene. Nights spent at the art gallery and various art events offer the chance to meet other couples and experience unique date nights.

Raleigh/Durham, NCRaleigh / Durham, NC

Why it's great: This affordable, friendly city attracts loads of young professionals, and its climate is an added bonus. Looking for a place to settle down and enjoy a larger city with rich culture? This is your ideal spot.

Dallas, TXDallas, TX

Why it's great: Sports fans rejoice! Dallas offers sports lovers the opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy professional or amateur sports and is ideal for the active couple.

Kansas City, MOKansas City, MO

Why it's great: Kansas City's mix of high culture and affordability provide an enviable living atmosphere. A plethora of historical sites and art locales combined with the warmth of a small town offer the perfect living conditions for newlyweds.

Houston, TXHouston, TX

Why it's great: Did you know that Houston is one of the most culturally-rich and culinary-friendly cities in the nation? Yep! The city offers everything from world-class museums to local farmers markets and is great for both couples and new families.

Denver, CODenver, CO

Why it's great: Beer lovers, listen up! Denver brews more beer than any other city in the country, making it the perfect spot for newlyweds to engage in craft beer culture to day trips to the Rocky Mountains.

Minneapolis, MNMinneapolis, MN

Why it's great: Fitness buff? You'll love Minneapolis! The city is the American Fitness Index’s “Fittest City in America” and is the most bike-friendly city in the nation. Newlyweds can spend time bonding and getting fit near all the city's lakes and parks.

Phoenix, AZPhoenix, AZ

Why it's great: Looking for perpetual sunshine and colorful deserts for hiking and exploring? Phoenix is for you! Not really outdoorsy? Phoenix is known to be a haven for foodies and families, too!

Washington, DCWashington, DC

Why it's great: Besides being a historic city and a central location, Washington, DC has a wide variety of job opportunities! The city has shopping, entertainment and cultural activities galore and is the city of compromise for opposites that attract.

Baltimore, MDBaltimore, MD

Why it's great: Are you and your man pretty laid back? You'll love this modern cultural center! The people in Baltimore are hospitable and the city is perfect for couples seeking the comfort of a smaller hometown with the benefits of urban living.

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Comments on "Rent.com's top 10 cities for newlyweds"

Ashley October 30, 2012 | 10:30 AM

I've heard Texas is a good place for newlyweds and apparently so since various cities made it on the list! I would love to relocate there when I get married.

Shelley August 14, 2012 | 10:27 AM

All of these cities look great! I live in Phx, and even though it's extremely hot, there is a lot to do. Tons of restaurants and bars, and also great sporting events and hiking (in the fall and winter!) are just a few things to do. I personally would love to live in Austin or Minneapolis!

Bryn May 18, 2012 | 4:37 PM

I love the idea of relocating to Phoenix, AZ! The possibilities are endless with fun ourdoorsy adventures close by, a fun city life, and I do have family near which makes it feel more comfortable. And it would be a short drive for our family to come visit as well. I'm sold.

Emma May 03, 2012 | 11:16 AM

What an exciting time to think about relocating and starting fresh with your hunny! I think it is good to have some separation from families as you start out on your own. I think my hunny and I would love Denver, CO. I've heard only good things in general, still a quick flight home to both families, and beer! What more could you want?!

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