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Millennials currently represent a huge demographic in this country, with about 72 million of them in the U.S. And there’s no doubt many are bound to be attracted to certain cities for a variety of reasons, and now a new report reveals where the best cities for them are located.

CommercialCafe has just come out with its list of the Top 10 metro areas for Millennials who want to relocate.

They judged areas on seven different criteria:

    • Millennial population growth between 2016 and 2020
    • The proportion of Millennials in the overall population in 2020
    • Regional price parity
    • Median Millennial household earnings
    • Unemployment rate
    • Percentage of Millennials with employer-based health insurance
    • Percentage of Millennials in the labor force, with a bachelor’s degree

With all that in mind, topping the list as the best metro area for Millennials is the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara area of California. It earned 77.79 total points, with an 8% increase of Millennials from 2016 to 2020, with 16.2% of the population made up of Millennials.

Top 10 Metro Areas For Millennials Who Want To Relocate

  1. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
  2. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX
  3. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
  4. Salt Lake City, UT
  5. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA
  6. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
  7. Nashville Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, TN
  8. Raleigh-Cary, NC
  9. Columbus, OH
  10. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA

Producer Nicole Blog

Being born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina I always find it funny when we make a top list. It’s one of those things where no matter where you grew up, you take for granted how cool the place actually is. In terms of the other nine cities, I have spent time in the majority of them. Boston and Seattle are on my bucket list, but the Denver area is a total dream. Austin had a lot of cool vibes, and it really reminded me of Asheville when I visited. The place that I went to that I unexpectedly fell in love with was Salt Lake City. It was the first city that I visited that I felt like I could call that place home one day.

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