I live in CT. I grew up here and moved back after law school about 2 years ago. I have a decent enough job/life, but I after reading a lot of stats and sitting in on a lot of commissions lately I am increasingly dismal about the future here. Connecticut is apparently 2nd in the nation for the exodus of young (25-40) people from the state. Part of me thinks I should ride things out and be one of the few people left and take advantage of the high demand for young workers, but part of me thinks there must be better places out there. What are the top places in the nation for young people? Where is there the best combo of job opportunities, low cost of living, and culture/entertainment for people in their 25-40s?