5 Reasons U.S. Millennials Choose City Living


Big cities have been working hard to appeal to millennials, believing that their entrepreneurial spirit and technological savvy can spur innovation and urban revitalization. Recent studies show, Millennials don’t just move for a job, many young college graduates decide where to relocate based on quality-of-life factors such as booming restaurant scene and mass transit. Once a young person decides to move, city amenities influence their choice of the city more than economic conditions.

Millennials Choose City Living

Here are five reasons why millennials choose city living:

1. Entertainment/Nightlife

Austin has renowned festivals and a nightlife that rivals other larger cities. Austin’s 6th Street is famous for its restaurants and bars, which almost always seem to feature musical acts to dance the night away. No wonder Austin also has a reputation for being the “Live Music Capital of the World.” Austin is also home to the South by Southwest Music Festival, which draws big musical acts, films, and artists. Other festivities include Austin City Limits and even motorsports events.

2. Housing Market

When considering moving to the east coast, Manhattan is often the first city that comes to mind. Baltimore, however, offers a lot of the same opportunities without the hefty cost of living. More and more, millennials are opting to move to Baltimore over more expensive cities, whether it is for business or pleasure, houses for sale in Baltimore have been thriving more than ever.

3. Amazing Food

Chicago has always been one of the country’s most celebrated culinary destinations, and with the always-getting-better classics mixing with a wave of new, boundary-breaking restaurants, the food scene is only getting better. You’ll find sushi restaurants and neighborhood gems, glamorous Italian spots and new-age steakhouses.

And that’s just the start of it. Let’s not forget – Pizza, Barbeque & Mexican. Whatever your palate craves, Chicago has it, and I promise you won’t tire of finding new places to try.

4. Sights

Walking through NYC is like walking nowhere else. Some of the best sights to see in NYC – Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, The High Line, Atlantic Ocean Coastline (which is longer than Miami, Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco coastlines combined).

you’ll discover magnificent architectural treasures and more New York City attractions than you can count.

5. Mass transit

Boston is the birthplace of the United States & home to the oldest subway tunnel in the country. The Massachusetts Bay Transit (or the “T”), offers subway, trolley, bus, and boat service – taking riders to just about anywhere in the greater Boston area. The T handles almost 400 million riders a year. In addition to its above par public transit, Boston is known for being one of the most walkable cities in the U.S.