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Columbus Ranked #5 City for Millennials in 2017

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If you were born between 1982 and 2000, there’s fewer better places for you to live than Columbus. At least that’s what a new list from ApartmentList.com has to say on the matter.

According to their report, Columbus ranks #5 for best cities for Millennials based upon metrics that measure the strength of the job market, affordability based on median rent prices and a livability score (access to parks, good weather, low crime, etc).

“Columbus offers a stronger job market than most neighboring Midwest metros, more affordable prices than coastal metros and a lively restaurant, bar and music scene,” stated Sydney Bennet, Research Associate at Apartment List.

The four cities to score higher in the rankings than Columbus were Pittsburgh, Provo, Madison and San Antonio. While coastal cities like New York, Boston, San Francisco and Los Angeles have traditionally been a draw for young people, a growing number are seeking opportunities in medium-sized metros in the middle of the country.

“Metros where millennials traditionally move — San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York — and where millennials have recently been moving — Seattle, Austin and Denver — receive low scores for affordability,” said Bennet. “Despite strong job markets and high livability ratings, rents in these metros are too expensive for many millennials, and homeownership is far out of reach for most.

To view the full list, click here to visit www.apartmentlist.com.

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