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D.C. Metro and Arlington Among Top Ranked Places for Millennials

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Now that millennials are entering the work force in large numbers, many young people all across the country are looking for the perfect place to live. While this may seem like an easy decision, many millennials struggle to find an area that is affordable, fun, and full of opportunity. However, thanks to a recent survey, it looks like the D.C. Metro area might just be the place to be for young people looking for a place to live. According to a list that was recently released by FindTheHome, DC was ranked number 6 on the list of best cities for 20-somethings. According to the findings, millennials are much more interested in “walkability and being around like-minded individuals” than they are with the traditional ideas of a perfect home.

While the country’s capital city may not be the first place that many people, D.C. actually has a lot to offer. There are several free museums in the city, as well as great public transportation, delicious restaurants, and exciting night life. Plus, living in the same city as the White House isn’t too shabby either – especially if you’re the kind of person who is in to politics.

According to the report, there is also a large number of unmarried people living in D.C. the “20s index” which “actors in percentage of single, educated people, total population size, number of bars and restaurants and amount of places within walking distance,” is 87.9. Located just outside of the city, Arlington, Virginia was also ranked one of the best city’s for millennials with a 20s index of 87.7. Those who prefer being a little further away from the center of the action may find that Arlington is a better fit.

The news isn’t only good for young people, it’s also good for realtors in the area. With the knowledge that D.C. and its surrounding areas are perfect for young people, realtors should have no trouble renting and selling properties to young professionals who are looking to settle down – at least temporarily. Although many of the bigger cities may seem attractive to millennials, D.C. is a great alternative for people who want to experience city life without being overwhelmed. Only time will tell how things pan out in the future, but D.C. is quickly becoming one of the country’s hottest spots. So for all of the millennials out there, D.C. might just be the place to be!

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Written by Camille Moore

Camille has a master's degree from Saint Joseph University's Writing Studies program. Her writing has been published on several websites, and she enjoys writing articles and short stories in her spare time. You can follow Camille on Twitter @CamealAshley.