A website called Niche Ink just posted results from a new study they conducted on the best U.S. cities for millenials. They surveyed nearly half a million college students and recent graduates to determine which town in America was the best place to live. Factors included what percentage of the population was between 25-34 years old, average incomes, racial diversity, crime rates, best shopping, top pro sports teams, happening nightlife scenes, and education levels of residents.
Of the top 10 metropolitan areas, Dallas ranked 8th. With 15% of the community being ages 25-34, the median salary is $29,830/year. According to the poll, the most recognizable college in the area is SMU. Of all the neighborhoods in our metroplex, Oak Lawn was deemed the best for Generation Y.
I lived there for a few years, and I completely agree. It’s easy access to 75, 35E and the Tollway. There are plenty of bars and restaurants to try, and many major venues are a hop-skip-jump away. It’s less than a ten-minute drive to AAC, Northpark Centre, Dallas Convention Center, uptown, downtown Greenville, Deep Ellum, but really why would you ever need to leave?