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Where Do Millennials Prefer to Live?

Last updated 4 years ago

Millennials are coming of age, and their lifestyle preferences have the power to force large-scale cultural shifts. They are moving to different areas of the country than past generations, which is changing the identity of neighborhoods. Where do Millennials ask their movers to take them? Consider these overall trends.

Neighborhood Preferences

In past generations, particularly the Baby Boomer generation, which is roughly the same size group as the Millennials, the trend was to move away from the cities and into the suburbs. Urban living was seen as less safe and less desirable for people highly motivated to start families and lay down roots. For Millennials, the opposite is true. They are migrating away from the suburbs and back to urban neighborhoods to take advantage of everything from public transportation to cultural events. These moves have made real estate developers less interested in investing in suburban subdivisions and more likely to build urban rental properties.

National Distribution

Millennials prefer to live in the Western U.S. Among their top 10 most popular moving destinations, Washington D.C. is the only East Coast city. Austin is the top city for millenials, followed closely by Salt Lake City. San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco also rank highly, as do Houston, Dallas, and Denver.

Moving Frequency

Millennials are moving more often than any other age group. Because they prefer to be in urban settings, they usually rent rather than own. This gives them the flexibility to move often.

Whether you have your eye on a Millennial-friendly moving destination or simply want to move across town, Men on the Move has you covered. Our Long Island-based movers can provide both local and long-distance service, and if you need to leave any items behind, simply put them in one of our cost-effective self-storage units. Learn more about all of our moving and storage services by calling (888) 369-2561. 



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