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Old 03-21-2018, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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I will never live in a place outside of the south. Have no interest in living in the north, or anywhere else.
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Old 03-21-2018, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Youngstown, Ohio is no surprise. I would move there if I could easily commute to Pittsburgh. The housing and COL is cheap compared to PA and Youngstown offers amenities equal to what is found in much larger cities. The local music and art scene is far better than Pittsburgh.
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Old 03-21-2018, 05:50 PM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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I guess millennials don't care about the cold, snowy winters lol.
I'm a millennial that despises cold, snowy weather, but I can tell you that many in my age group, in fact, embrace such weather. Really sets the mood for that pumpkin spice.

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Old 03-21-2018, 06:16 PM
 
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I get that we are being mostly tongue in cheek here, but I don't think there is any correlation between millennials and cold weather haha. Only a handful of those cities at the top are even gaining in the millennial demographic. The one thing those markets all have in common is cheaper than average real estate. Therefore the entry level housing for sale is more easily accessible to first time home buyers, which also happens to coincide mainly with the millennial demographic. I can't imagine anyone is under the delusion that people in their late 20s are flocking from Seattle, Denver, or Boston to Scranton, and Fort Wayne so they can own a home.

Quite simply a lot these cities will likely always be favored in these types of studies.

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Old 03-21-2018, 09:21 PM
 
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I guess millennials don't care about the cold, snowy winters lol.

Really surprised to see upstate NY cities on that list.
Not everyone who moves to a city moves there with the express purpose of buying a house. In fact most people move to or stay in a city do so because they have JOBS there. And if you have a well paying job, you are most likely to be able to afford a house in cities with low housing prices, e.g., Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse.
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Old 03-21-2018, 09:29 PM
 
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Yeah, out of the top 10 list, Minneapolis seems to be the biggest surprise
Agreed. Especially when you see that the avg. loan amount in MSP is $184k, while the other 9 cities in the top 10 range from $93k to $124k! One thing that seems to speak to is the high average salaries paid in MSP.
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Old 03-22-2018, 12:41 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Youngstown ... Scranton... ? o_O
Some really nice housing stock for bargain basement prices. Also, a lot of fixer-uppers can be bought for a song for those who are willing to tackle that sort of project.

If (granted a big 'if') someone can find gainful employment within commuting distance, or work from home, these cities are definitely in the running.

For example, $55,000, Rush Blvd. Youngstown, OH

Source:https://photos.zillowstatic.com/p_c/...1000000000.jpg

$90,000, Madera Ave. Youngstown, OH

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Old 03-22-2018, 01:02 PM
 
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Not everyone who moves to a city moves there with the express purpose of buying a house. In fact most people move to or stay in a city do so because they have JOBS there. And if you have a well paying job, you are most likely to be able to afford a house in cities with low housing prices, e.g., Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse.
Exactly and this can be for homes in solid areas within those cities or suburbs, even with the property tax rates.

In terms of suburbs in those areas, you can still get a home within reach in a walkable village. It isnít unheard of to find a solid/decent home around $100k in a walkable village with at least solid schools. So, finding a home with walkability nearby isnít just a city thing in those areas.

An example: https://www.cnyrealtor.com/index.php...ESC&row=1&pos=

Some things you can walk to: Onondaga Lake Park Ľ Onondaga County Parks
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Nichols Supermarket

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Old 03-22-2018, 01:28 PM
 
Location: New York Metropolitan Area
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Funny, as a millennial I'd MUCH rather the bottom 10. Tampa and Fort Myers have affordable areas around them surprisingly with lots of families, and are way less depressing/boring than areas like Scranton. Yuck!
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Old 03-22-2018, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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I get that we are being mostly tongue in cheek here, but I don't think there is any correlation between millennials and cold weather haha. Only a handful of those cities at the top are even gaining in the millennial demographic. The one thing those markets all have in common is cheaper than average real estate. Therefore the entry level housing for sale is more easily accessible to first time home buyers, which also happens to coincide mainly with the millennial demographic. I can't imagine anyone is under the delusion that people in their late 20s are flocking from Seattle, Denver, or Boston to Scranton, and Fort Wayne so they can own a home.

Quite simply a lot these cities will likely always be favored in these types of studies.
Great observation - in those cities housing is more affordable, so more Millennials can afford to buy real estate in their 20s.
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