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The 10 Most Enticing Cities for Millennials

What cities appeal to Millennials? Great question! We found one list with their version of the answer. See below to check out the top places where young people just starting their independent lives want to be.


Millennial Magnets: The Top Ten Cities Where Young People Want to Be

  1. Salt Lake City, Utah
  2. Miami, Florida
  3. Orlando, Florida
  4. Seattle, Washington
  5. Houston, Texas
  6. Los Angeles, California
  7. Buffalo, New York
  8. Albany, New York
  9. San Francisco, California
  10. San Jose, California

Jason Dorsey, a Millennial and Gen Z expert whose TEDx talk on Gen Z has over 200,000 views, said, “There are some very specific things you see Millennials looking for in a community right now.”

  • short commutes
  • parks
  • cultural centers
  • restaurants
  • entertainment
  • education
  • communities that emphasize green living
  • pedestrian friendly communities

“Millennials will buy houses when they can afford them,” said Dorsey. More and more Millennials are interested in being homeowners rather than renters. They’ll buy or rent those homes in cities that appeal to both their hearts and their budgets.

Where did you buy your first home? Join the conversation on Twitter with @WhatTheGen or @JasonDorsey. And don’t forget to add your #generation!

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