2016 Best Cities for Millennials in America

Explore the best cities for young professionals based on the number of millennial residents, job opportunities, and access to bars, restaurants, and affordable housing. Ranking based on data from the U.S. Census, FBI, BLS, and other sources.

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  1. 1

    Cambridge

    • City in Massachusetts
    • 10 reviews
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    Arlington

    • City in Virginia
    • 34 reviews
  3. 3

    Alexandria

    • City in Virginia
    • 52 reviews
  4. 4

    San Francisco

    • City in California
    • 128 reviews
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    Ann Arbor

    • City in Michigan
    • 223 reviews
    Niche User:I live on a college campus in Ann Arbor and the area is great. There are seemingly endless choices of things to do and places to go, and every time you walk around town you notice something new. The campus is great and the area surrounding the campus is just as beautiful and enjoyable.
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    Minneapolis

    • City in Minnesota
    • 154 reviews
    Niche User:The area of Minneapolis is very affordable wherever you plan to live. There are many job opportunities out there where you can find a job to work at. The atmosphere is very nice and calm due to the seasons. The seasons comes and go which is a great way to experience different kinds of seasons. I would love to raise a family here to experience life in Minnesota. What I see for the future in Minneapolis is a better community. The community will soon get better through schools and citizens who lives here in this area.
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    Seattle

    • City in Washington
    • 145 reviews
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    Denver

    • City in Colorado
    • 216 reviews
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    Washington, D.C.

    • City in District of Columbia
    • 204 reviews
    Niche User:I grew up in this area and just when I was small there was crimes but little by little just on Columbia Heights it's actually better their schools of little kids can play now calmly and theirs places to eat now.
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    Austin

    • City in Texas
    • 1,016 reviews
    Niche User:There are times of interaction that one meets new people and find out they are very friendly, sometimes leading into a friendship afterwards.
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    Boston

    • City in Massachusetts
    • 218 reviews
    Niche User:This neighborhood is close to downtown, has a great grocery store and is close to public transportation. Unfortunately, The housing market has gotten very expensive and it is hard to afford to buy something in this area.
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    Berkeley

    • City in California
    • 29 reviews
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    Sunnyvale

    • City in California
    • 132 reviews
    Niche User:Sunnyvale PD does a great job and responds promptly to any emergencies in the city. They deal with difficult situations in an organized manner and try to avoid catching unwanted audience involved.
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    Raleigh

    • City in North Carolina
    • 604 reviews
    Niche User:I loved the area, the people are very nice and open. There are plenty of sites and things to do every weekend. Every day is a new adventure.
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    Jersey City

    • City in New Jersey
    • 44 reviews
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    Santa Clara

    • City in California
    • 135 reviews
    Niche User:Santa Clara is a great area to live and settle. it is clean, safe, and quit neighborhood. There is a wide range of diversity and all the people are living with love and respect to one another. There are several activities to do in this area both indoors and outdoors. The schools, parks, libraries, and other government buildings are clean and safe all time.
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    Madison

    • City in Wisconsin
    • 408 reviews
    Niche User:Growing up in Cedarburg, Wisconsin was great! The atmosphere was small-town and relaxed. I would choose to live here again if I could do it all over for sure! It is a safe and fun place to live. There were always things to do. The people in this area were very friendly and kind. I think Wisconsin is in the top 5 states to live in the U.S., because it has so much to offer. There are four season of fun. Plus, the midwest charm and hospitality makes it a great place to stay. I think the future of the Wisconsin area is bright. I think a lot of people like living here and would consider moving here to raise their families.
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    Durham

    • City in North Carolina
    • 383 reviews
    Niche User:Living in this area all my life has been great. The people in the community is comforting, friendly, and hospitable. There are local vintage dining and entertainment areas that are family friendly and have good service. The local schools are vibrant and have a wonderful environment
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    Charleston

    • City in South Carolina
    • 430 reviews
    Parent:This area is growing with more houses and apartments with new business attaching to the subdivision. The only thing that is becoming a problem is daily work traffic.
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    Bellevue

    • City in Washington
    • 16 reviews
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    Pittsburgh

    • City in Pennsylvania
    • 117 reviews
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    Atlanta

    • City in Georgia
    • 194 reviews
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    Round Rock

    • City in Texas
    • 161 reviews
    Niche User:The neighbors are wonderful and the area is great for kids. Multiple parks for the kids throughout neighborhood and a nice community pools for all ages.
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    Plano

    • City in Texas
    • 484 reviews
    Niche User:I've lived here my whole life, and can't recall any crimes occurring in my neighborhood, and have only read or heard about a few robberies in the surrounding areas.
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    Tempe

    • City in Arizona
    • 544 reviews
    Niche User:Tempe is a very pet friendly community as they are many parks that give the owners bags to pick up after their animals. There are also gated dog parks that keep dogs inside a large fenced area and can be free of a leash. Mill Avenue is always have community events that the public can enjoy and participate in. Since ASU is in Tempe, the community is always coming together to support their sports teams.
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