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Realtor.com: Houston fifth best city for millennials Realtor.com: Houston fifth best city for millennials https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=161432017-03-24T05:00:00Z2017-03-24T15:00:00Z

​​​​HOUSTON – Bayou City ​was ranked fifth on Realtor.com's list of Top Cities for Millennials​, released Wednesday.​

The city's young population and ample job opportunities put it at the top of the rankings. 

In the area, 14.5 percent of the population is made up of millennials, ages 25 to 34; that compares with 13 percent for the U.S. overall. The city has an unemployment rate of 5.4 percent.

Affordability is also a factor in the rankings. Houstonians on average spend 36.1 percent of their income to own a home.

The website cited The Heights, Oak Forest, and Timbergrove as hot spots for their proximity to trendy restaurants, shops, and craft breweries. 

Other cities in the top ten are: 

  • No. 1 Salt Lake City;
  • No. 2 Miami; 
  • No. 3 Orlando, Fla.;
  • No. 4 Seattle; 
  • No. 6 Los Angeles;
  • No. 7 Buffalo, N.Y.;
  • No. 8 Albany, N.Y.;
  • No. 9 San Francisco; and 
  • No. 10 San Jose, Calif.
Realtor.com compiled the list by analyzing the share of millennial page views on its real estate site in 60 of the largest markets. 
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