Millennials have been called a lot of things: lazy, entitled, narcissistic, social media-obsessed, etc. and we get blamed for a lot of things that aren’t really our fault, but that obviously hasn’t stopped marketers and brokers from tracking our every move and habit.
We’re the largest generation in American history and it’s pretty important for them to understand where our priorities lie and where we want to be. It’s also important for us to understand these trends, given that so many of us are just now getting the hang of this #adulting thing.
So if you’re done chilling at your parents’ house while you pay off your massive student debt and are now looking to start your life in a new city, you’ll be glad to know the numbers have been crunched for you.
This is where you should go and where you should probably stay away from (at least for now):
The Cities That Millennials Are Leaving In Droves
In this new Trulia report, data scientists Mark Uh illustrates that, relative to expectations, Millennials were most likely to move away from these metros out of all age groups:
Places like New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco have been longtime dreams not only for millennials, but for Gen X'ers as well. However, it looks like the popular appeal is just not enough to keep millennials there if they’re struggling. And it’s no surprise: these are the most expensive places in the country.
Moving to other vibrant, underrated, and more manageable areas is probably more conducive to your long-term goals. And you’re in luck because there are a lot of them to choose from!
The Cities Millennials Are Flocking To
Apartmentlist’s Andrew Woo looks at Census data from 2005-2015 to find out where young Americans are heading and concludes that metropolitan areas on the interior saw the biggest increases in millennial population.
And get your cowboy boots on because cheap and booming Texas dominated by being home to three out of the ten cities.
Millennials are a pretty large demographic, which means our moving trends will have a really big impact on the U.S. over the next few years.
Our generation will influence which cities experience growth, the political makeup of different areas, the housing market, and tons of cultural factors. But choose wisely.
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