Niche.com Releases its List of the Top 25 Cities for Millennials to Live

Apr 16, 2014 01:50 PM EDT

NYC
(Photo : Flickr/CC) New York City topped the list with a huge boost from its art, culture and pro sports.

Niche.com has released its list of the top 25 cities for millennials to live in based on its own methodology of societal data and surveys.

Millenials are young people born in as early as the nineties and as late at the early 2000s and the generation is named for growing up in the new millennium. For a large group of 20-somethings, life post-college is becoming a reality, meaning student loan bills start rolling in, the start of a job search and more important life decisions.

Like Us on Facebook

Based on U.S. Census data, FBI crime stats, surveys from more than 500,000 students and recent graduates and other societal factors, here are the top 10 cities for millennials to live. CLICK HERE for Niche.com’s methodology and HERE for the full list.

1. New York City, NY

Percentage of young adults aged 25-34:14

Median Rent: $1,157

Median Income: $31,703

Crime Rate: Low

Representative College: New York University

Best Neighborhood for Millennials: Greenpoint (Brooklyn)

2. Austin, TX

Percentage of young adults aged 25-34: 17

Median Rent: $936

Median Income: $30,816

Crime Score: Below Average

Representative College: University of Texas – Austin

3. Washington, D.C.

Percentage of young adults aged 25-34: 15

Median Rent: $1,353

Median Income: $42,226

Crime Score: Average

Representative College: Georgetown University

Best Neighborhood for Millennials: Clarendon (Arlington)

4. Chicago, IL

Percentage of young adults aged 25-34: 14

Median Rent: $931

Median Income: $30,061

Crime Score: Average*

Representative College: DePaul University

Best Neighborhood for Millennials: Wicker Park

5. San Francisco, CA

Percentage of young adults aged 25-34: 15

Median Rent: $1,344

Median Income: $36,119

Crime Score: Average

Representative College: University of San Francisco

Best Neighborhood for Millennials: Cow Hollow

6. Boston, MA

Percentage of young adults aged 25-34: 13

Median Rent: $1,163

Median Income: $33,659

Crime Score: Below Average

Representative College: Boston University

Best Neighborhood for Millennials: Spring Hill (Somerville)

7. Denver, CO

Percentage of young adults aged 25-34: 15

Median Rent: $902

Median Income: $32,422

Crime Score: Below Average

Representative College: University of Denver

Best Neighborhood for Millennials: Speer

8. Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

Percentage of young adults aged 25-34: 15

Median Rent: $874

Median Income: $29,830

Crime Score: Below Average

Representative College: Southern Methodist University

Best Neighborhood for Millennials: Oak Lawn

9. Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

Percentage of young adults aged 25-34: 14

Median Rent: $864

Median Income: $33,511

Crime Score: Average

Representative College: University of Minnesota

Best Neighborhood for Millennials: North Loop

10. San Diego, CA

Percentage of young adults aged 25-34: 15

Median Rent: $1,261

Median Income: $30,196

Crime Score: Low

Representative College: University of San Diego

Best Neighborhood for Millennials: Little Italy

© 2014 University Daily News, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.