Baltimore is a good place for recent college graduates to settle down, according to a report released Thursday by major job- and apartment-hunting websites.

Charm City has the right combination of entry-level job inventory, average entry-level salary and average monthly rent to rank 10th on a list of the best cities for new grads.

The list was put together by the classified websites Careerbuilder.com and Apartments.com, which used their employment and rental listings to calculate the rankings.

It is the fifth time the sites have assembled such a list.

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Top 15 best cities for recent college grads



With the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment



1. Washington — $1,696

2. New York — $1,789

3. Boston — $1,814

4. Minneapolis — $974

5. Dallas — $912

6. Atlanta — $855

7. Chicago — $1,224

8. Houston — $910

9. Philadelphia — $1,070

10. Baltimore — $1,235

11. Denver — $1,089

12. Salt Lake City — $772

13. San Francisco — $1,653

14. Seattle — $1,199

15. Oklahoma City — $676

Source: CareerBuilder.com and Apartments.com 2012 report