Vermont-based Cabot Creamery is a 1,200 farm family-owned dairy cooperative with members in New England and upstate New York. The company has been producing all natural, award-winning cheddar and other cheeses since 1919. Visitors can shop at the Cabot Annex Store in Waterbury, Vt., near Stowe.
Ohio’s capital city came in 10th on NerdWallet’s list, but its Cost of Living Index is lower than any of the previous nine cities – a major plus for a college grad just getting started in the workforce. Columbus has a well-educated population, with 34 percent of residents holding a bachelor’s degree or higher.