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Old 08-08-2017, 01:01 PM
 
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I've seen several discussions about things like the most popular cities for Millennials, etc. Now for a twist: What do you think are some "uncool" cities, ones that the young are avoiding for whatever reason? Not cities that are struggling to attract young people because their economy/job prospects are bad, but ones that you think are underrated but not the magnets for the young like some others are?
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Old 08-08-2017, 01:13 PM
 
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Right now, Indianapolis has the second-lowest unemployment rate among 1M+ metros but doesn't seem to be attracting educated millenials/young professionals in droves, so I'd say it qualifies.
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Old 08-08-2017, 01:21 PM
 
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Just for reference - not sure about cool or uncool but..



https://www.apartmentlist.com/renton...lation-trends/
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:02 PM
 
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I think Millennials are getting a little too much attention, maybe? I get it, but the people with power, are not Millennials. They're usually established, and it will take some years, before the Millennials become that. They are not the be-all, end-all. A city can still prosper, believe it, or not. Cycles change, and this one will, as well.
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:21 PM
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^ Ignore the stat nerds

Cities that are "uncool" or "not hip" are cities like Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Louisville, Minneapolis and etc.
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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^ Ignore the stat nerds

Cities that are "uncool" or "not hip" are cities like Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Louisville, Minneapolis and etc.
Its subjective. Most people not from here consider Houston and Dallas uncool. That said, its better if they dont come. I dont like living in cities that are like media darlings.
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:24 PM
 
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^ Ignore the stat nerds

Cities that are "uncool" or "not hip" are cities like Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Louisville, and etc.
I disagree. Pittsburgh's new reputation centers on hip. Uncool cities are places like Dallas and Charlotte that don't excite anyone, but are steady draws.
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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I disagree. Pittsburgh's new reputation centers on hip. Uncool cities are places like Dallas and Charlotte that don't excite anyone, but are steady draws.
Ill take Dallas over Pittsburgh any day of the week. I guess I prefer uncool cities....
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:33 PM
 
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Oklahoma City, Wichita, Kansas City, Indianapolis, Memphis, Birmingham, Detroit, and Cleveland.
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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Oklahoma City, Wichita, Kansas City, Indianapolis, Memphis, Birmingham, Detroit, and Cleveland.
Right on, not my fav cities to visit but all worth a visit at least once.
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