The 10 Best Cities For Millennials In 2017

If you’re a millennial thinking about moving to a new city, you’re likely mulling over its job market, cost of living and tendency for sunny days. But perhaps you’re also considering whether a city has a vibrant, diverse community.

Niche, a website that ranks schools and neighborhoods, released its annual list of the best cities for millennials. The list puts an emphasis on how many bars, coffee shops and restaurants are accessible to a city’s residents — these factors make up nearly 40% of the ranking.

Other criteria include how many of a town’s residents are aged 25 to 34, how many have a college degree, cost of living, diversity (ethnic, generational and economic) and employment. It uses data from publicly available sources like the U.S. Census and Bureau of Labor Statistics, as well as overall city ratings submitted by users. Full methodology details are available here.

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Victoria Krisman
Victoria Krisman is Interactive Media Specialist and Communications Manager for the Intelligent Community Forum.
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